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

Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com> Wed, 09 January 2013 16:05 UTC

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On 01/09/2013 11:00 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> "This specification does not limit the scope of what might be a
>>> resource; rather, the term "resource" is used in a general sense for
>>> whatever might be identified by a URI." --
>>> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc3986.html#rfc.section.1.1>
>>>
>>> Case closed.
>> yes, but it didn't anticipate that URNs would be widely used to not name
>> resources at all.
>>
>> again, most such uses do little harm.  but that's not an argument for
>> perverting URNs to be just
>> random numbers instead of resource identifiers.
>> ...
>
> My point being: they *are* resource identifiers.
Only if they actually identify resources.

Keith