Namespaces and PURLs

Toby Speight tms at
Thu Jun 4 18:11:38 BST 1998

Simon> Simon St.Laurent <URL:mailto:SimonStL at>

=> In article <UPMAIL17.199806041514440366 at>, Simon
=> wrote:

Simon> Does the "it is not a goal" language mean that I can use a PURL,
Simon> or should I stay away from doing so because some applications may
Simon> be unable to handle an attempted resolution of (and redirection
Simon> from) that URL?  Applications don't appear to be prohibited from
Simon> such retrieval; it's just not a goal that they do retrieve.

Redirections may be a problem for Java applets, if the security policy
doesn't allow them.  But that only matters for resources which must be
retrieved.  The important thing about the URI for a namespace is that
it is unique.


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