Re: Registrar (Michael Mealling)
From: (Michael Mealling)
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Subject: Re: Registrar
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 93 9:39:43 EDT
In-reply-to: <>; from "Rob Raisch" at Jul 13, 93 3:56 pm
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Rob Raisch said this:
> URNs do not refer to living documents.  URNs refer to static products. 
> Just as the URN is forever, the product to which it refers is forever, and
> if there is some reason to change it, that change creates a new product.
> If the product is for some reason no longer available, then the URN maps
> to zero URLs.

  You mean I can't have a URN that refers to a service who's contents change
over time? That means weather servers can't have URNs since they aren't
static? I thought the whole reason we had the publisher having the final
decision over URN equality was so that we could cover ground like this without
having thousands of URNs for essentially the same document.

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