Re: URIs == the Web was: Re: quarantining namespaces
> "Simon St.Laurent" wrote: > > > > > Simon St.Laurent scripsit: > > > Proxy them, same as we do with news: URLs (which likewise have no > > > locator-nature). > > > > Two questions: > > > > 1) There are no proxies for most URNs; can we bar them? > > Just ignore other URNs. They are rare today because they are near > useless toda. When/if the semantic web comes about they will become > plentiful in proportion to their usefulness. And what to do about folks (Microsoft and the IETF, two tough cases to ignore) who encourage the use of URNs on a regular basis? I'm happy to treat URLs and URIs. I'm not happy with specifications that let URNs appear anywhere a URI may appear without addressing the complications that raises. The classical view is still imposing real costs. -- Simon St.Laurent Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets Errors, errors, all fall down! http://simonstl.com
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