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

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Sun May 30 17:51:00 BST 1999

Didier PH Martin scripsit:

> Not necessarily. If the name space provider has a DNS server in its own
> domain (ex: W3C). And if that DNS server includes records needed for URN
> name resolution, you won't have name conflict. This obviously, if the main
> domain is not in conflict itself. Let's say that the domain is W3c.org.

And what happens when the W3C has gone out of business, and the
domain name is reused by the Webley Window Washers' Consortium?

> <Question> is this name in conflict with other DNS registered
> names</question>. If you answer no. Then, there would be no problem with the
> DNS based URN name resolution.

Not now, but URNs are supposed to be stable.  In any event, I was
not talking about DNS-based URN resolution, but DNS-based URN

John Cowan					cowan at ccil.org
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