Re: [urn] URN:DOI namespace registration request

worley@ariadne.com Mon, 18 January 2021 17:11 UTC

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Subject: Re: [urn] URN:DOI namespace registration request
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My apologies for not attending to this sooner.

I'm afraid I object to this registration as a matter of principle,
rather than a matter of details.  The inclusion of the DOI space as part
of the URI space should be done through the implementation of the doi
URI scheme -- as has already been proposed -- and the details of that
should be fixed by the DOI Handbook.

Looking at the benefits listed in the proposed registration, they are as
easily obtained by use of doi URIs as they are by doi URNs.

Given the provisional registration of the doi scheme, it appears that
the DOI Foundation intends to establish the details of the scheme.  It
would be unwise for us to establish an entirely parallel defintion as a
namespace, where for sanity's sake, the two definitions would have to be
maintained in exact alignment.

Dale