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Subject: Re: [xri] How can http: URIs meet URN requirements?

the argument being made for accomplishing persistence in the http:  
scheme requires the a domain (at some arbitrary level), carry a policy  
of persistence.  thus, if a 2nd level name (eg: xri.net) stated that  
it will guarantee persistence in it's namespace.  thus http://peterd.xri.net 
  will never get re-assigned.

I cannot say i fully agree, but that is the "solution" which has been  


On Aug 14, 2008, at 3:50 AM, Drummond Reed wrote:

> So here's the issue: the TAG has asserted (back during the OASIS  
> vote in
> May) that all XRI requirements can be met by HTTP identifiers. While  
> we have
> many other requirements beside persistence for which we do not  
> believe that
> to be true, I don't think we need look any further than these very  
> simple
> URN requirements. I've thought about this for hours and I cannot see  
> how
> existing http: URIs can meet them.
> The logic is not complex:
> 1) The http: scheme does not require http: URIs to be persistent.
> 2) The http: scheme does not define any syntax for indicating  
> persistence.

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