Re: [urn] I-D Action: draft-saintandre-urn-example-00

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Fri, 17 August 2012 13:08 UTC

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On 2012-08-17 14:17, Keith Moore wrote
> That's not a very useful definition for determining whether a URN is
> appropriate.  But my point is that a URN should name _something_.

My understanding is that if you can give it a name (URI/URN), it is 
"something".

> In addition, it needs to be clear what is being named by the URN.
> Otherwise there's no way to ensure persistence of the binding between
> the URN and the resource.

Given a UUID, there's no way to know *what* is being named without 
additional information. How is that a problem in practice, if all you 
need is a unique identifier?


Best regards, Julian