Re: Public Identifiers
W. Eliot Kimber wrote: > > But doesn't "persistent" mean "when I request a thing, I get one"? > Persistence is defined by the resource owner--if I transfer ownership of > drmacro.com to someone else and they serve it from a different machine with > a different IP address, it's still drmacro.com if we say it is, and if we > do, then the drmacro.com resource is persistent. There is a difference between YOU transferring ownership and INTERNIC transferring ownership. Internic has no knowledge of what commitments DRMACRO made, and thus will not require the new owner to live by them. This isn't just a sociological issue, nor purely technical: it could have serious legal ramifications. > If we say "no, it's a new > and different drmacro.com, then the resource isn't persistent. But > changing the IP address and ownership of the resource doesn't necessarily > affect the persistence. It's a different resource because the people who made the original commitments (perhaps legally binding commitments) to make certain resources available no longer have control over the resource and do not have the opportunity to choose whether to continue to live up to their commitments. An FPI is persistent because ISO legally constracts to not reassign them. This may mean nothing technically, but neither does the fact that the American government legally asserts that e-commerce transactions based on USD have value. If either ISO or the American government goes out of business, their promises are worthless, but by then we'll have other, bigger problems than our links breaking (which, I guess, is the real point). Paul Prescod - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco It's such a Bore Being always Poor LANGSTON HUGHES http://www.northshore.net/homepages/hope/engHughes.html xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format