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   Re: [xml-dev] DNS based URIs that don't imply access method

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Mike Champion wrote:

> So.  I'm now asking if we should create a URI scheme with these
> properties.  

In general, we should not create URI schemes unless the benefit of doing 
so is very high, because the cost is very (amazingly, remarkably) high. 
  The number of instances of software in the world that are expected to 
be able to process URIs is very high.  Correct processing of a URI is 
dependent on its scheme.  Thus introduction of new schemes carries an 
insanely high cost.

Unless you don't want it processed.  Which seems frankly nuts to me, 
people are talking about resources that they don't representations of to 
be available, and I JUST DON'T GET why this is supposed to be a good 
idea ("I promise never to tell you anything about this resource!" 
!?!?!?), but anyhow, suppose you want this, just make a new URN family, 
there's even a formal registration procedure.




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