[tdwg-guid] URN, URI and http

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Tue Apr 17 13:56:20 CEST 2007

Dear Markus,

Thanks for these. The 303 redirect described in the first reference is  
what http://bioguid.info uses.



On 16 Apr 2007, at 16:29, Markus Döring wrote:

> Dear all,
> I don't really intend to fire up a new discussion about GUIDs, but I  
> came across some pretty good documents about URIs I thought I share  
> with you. They adress pretty much all of our needs for persistent and  
> resolvable identifiers in these texts.
> (1)  
> http://www.dfki.uni-kl.de/dfkidok/publications/TM/07/01/tm-07-01.pdf
> "Cool URIs for the Semantic Web" by Leo Sauermann DFKI GmbH, Richard  
> Cyganiak Freie Universität Berlin (D2R author), Max Völkel FZI  
> Karlsruhe
> The authors of this document come from the semantic web community and  
> discuss what kind of URIs should be used for RDF resources.
> (2) http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/URNsAndRegistries-50
> This one here is written by the W3C and addresses the questions "When  
> should URNs or URIs with novel URI schemes be used to name information  
> resources for the Web?" The answers given are "Rarely if ever" and  
> "Probably not". Common arguments in favor of such novel naming schemas  
> are examined, and their properties compared with those of the existing  
> http: URI scheme.
> best wishes,
> Markus Döring
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