URNs, FPIs, and RFC 1737
W. Eliot Kimber
eliot at dns.isogen.com
Tue Sep 22 06:02:17 BST 1998
At 02:27 PM 9/21/98 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>I would urge anyone who still thinks that FPIs should be freely creatable by
>random persons to read RFC 1737 (ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc1737.txt
>and many other places around the net) and then think about the following
>Would it be perfectly all right for someone to use
>"-//IETF//NONSGML DOCUMENT RFC822//EN" as an FPI for the
>Independent Counsel's Report (URL http://icreport.loc.gov/icreport)?
Only if that someone was an authorized agent of the IETF charged with the
authority to assign public IDs within the -//IETF name space to resources.
Otherwise no, but only because it is wrong to use names in a space you
W. Eliot Kimber, Senior Consulting SGML Engineer
ISOGEN International Corp.
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