URN Madness (was re: Overloaded URIs must GO!)

Dan Brickley Daniel.Brickley at bristol.ac.uk
Sat May 29 10:01:44 BST 1999

On Sat, 29 May 1999, John Cowan wrote:

> David Megginson scripsit:
> > Where can I find the IETF draft documents describing URN namespaces
> > built on DNS, ISBN, UUIDs, etc.?  Perhaps I just haven't looked in the
> > right place.
> An URN built on DNS would suck serious wind.  There have been four
> owners of spam.org so far that I know of, and nothing to prevent
> each of them from issuing URNs based on that name which conflict.

Would qualifying the DNS name with a date sort this? 


If I owned spam.org for a week, I could through my life issue hname URIs
in this form where there date element fell within the period of my

Thinking out loud,


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