Re: Registrar

Dirk Herr-Hoyman (
Wed, 14 Jul 93 09:27:06 -0500

Rob writes:

>URNs do not refer to living documents. URNs refer to static products.

>Just as the URN is forever, the product to which it refers is forever, and
>if there is some reason to change it, that change creates a new product.
>If the product is for some reason no longer available, then the URN maps
>to zero URLs.

If URNs do not refer to living documents, than what does? I can't see
creating two mechanisms, one for static information and one for dynamic. URLs
are already used in WWW, which is certainly a vehicle for dynamic documents
(such as the demonstration annotation server). If URNs are to be useful, then
they must be THE Universal mechanism for all resources.

Dirk Herr-Hoyman                            | 

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