Re: Application for a formal URN NID

Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu> Thu, 24 May 2007 11:23 UTC

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Subject: Re: Application for a formal URN NID
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>
>    NSS             = SystemName ":" AssignedString ":" AssignedString ":" ----
>    SystemName      = ALPHA / DIGIT / other
>    AssignedString  = ALPHA / DIGIT / other
>    other           = "-" / "_" / "."
>    Note: Another character may not be the first character.
>   
1. this limits the SystemName and AssignedString to be a single
character each, is this what you want?  That makes for a very small
number of potential URNs under this scheme.

2. what is meant by "----" at the end?  if the URN is to end with four
"-" characters then these should be enclosed in quotes.  (and why would
you want to do that?)

(and the example in section 3 doesn't match the above grammar)