[tdwg-tag] Blog: UUIDs may be Dangerous

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 13:46:13 CET 2008

In principle, if not properly resolved, the two alternatives produce
different kinds of  errors for http clients. The first would produce
"Address not found" and the other "File not found". If one of those
provides more robust  error management at either resolver or
client(e.g. reporting, tracking down the correct GUID, etc.), that one
would be preferable.  Not that I can see any relevant difference...I
just offer a criterion that might affect choice.

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 9:39 AM, "Markus Döring (GBIF)"
<mdoering at gbif.org> wrote:
> ...
> And if we prefer a central service, should we just use DNS and assign
> subdomains for the individual services, e.g. http://rbgk13.tdwg.id/543-544-cfjf3f667
>  or assign paths within the URL to services, e.g. http://guid.tdwg.org/rbgk13/543-544-cfjf3f667
>  ?

Robert A. Morris
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ram at cs.umb.edu
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