info URI scheme

Matt Jones jones at NCEAS.UCSB.EDU
Tue Dec 6 08:20:02 CET 2005


I want to bring to your attention the "info" URI scheme that I came
across today.  This URI is intended to be used for non-dereferenceable
identifiers.  I wrote up a wiki page giving some details:

Here's a couple of example "info" URIs:


Personally I feel that the total separation from any dereferencing
scheme is a liability, but the authors of the info scheme feel that it
is a strength.  Just thought I would throw it into the mix for reference
purposes. Interesting reading at a minimum.


PS Donald and Ricardo -- I couldn't add a link to the front page of the
wiki as I seem to no longer have write access there.  Maybe you could?

Matt Jones                                   Ph: 907-789-0496
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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
UC Santa Barbara

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