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re: no one uses urn: (incorrect) (was: Discussion of Blob URI Scheme for Binary Data Access | IETF)

=JeffH-4
 > It's true, no one uses urn: URIs.

That assertion is incorrect. URNs are definitely used, especially in XML-based
contexts such as SAML, XMPP, ECRIT, Geospatial, various W3C efforts, etc..

A quick search for ' "urn:"  "Uniform Resource Name" ' yields about 140K hits,
plus..

   ' " urn:"   site:www.ietf.org/rfc/ '       -- About 219 results

   ' " urn:"   site:www.w3.org/TR/ '          -- About 865 results

   ' " urn:" "uniform resource name" '        -- on scholar.google.com
                                                 about 2,230.


   ~/doc/IETF/rfc> grep -il "urn:ietf" *.txt | wc -l     -- 142 RFCs

   ~/doc/IETF/rfc> grep -il "urn:service" *.txt | wc -l  -- 5 RFCs (eg ECRIT)

   ~/doc/IETF/rfc> grep -il "urn:ogc" *.txt | wc -l      -- 8 RFCs (eg Open
                                                         Geospatial Consortium)


just fyi/fwiw.

=JeffH

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Re: no one uses urn: (incorrect) (was: Discussion of Blob URI Scheme for Binary Data Access | IETF)

Julian Reschke
They are used a lot in WebDAV and Atom as well.


On 2011-05-16 20:07, =JeffH wrote:

>  > It's true, no one uses urn: URIs.
>
> That assertion is incorrect. URNs are definitely used, especially in
> XML-based contexts such as SAML, XMPP, ECRIT, Geospatial, various W3C
> efforts, etc..
>
> A quick search for ' "urn:" "Uniform Resource Name" ' yields about 140K
> hits, plus..
>
> ' " urn:" site:www.ietf.org/rfc/ ' -- About 219 results
>
> ' " urn:" site:www.w3.org/TR/ ' -- About 865 results
>
> ' " urn:" "uniform resource name" ' -- on scholar.google.com
> about 2,230.
>
>
> ~/doc/IETF/rfc> grep -il "urn:ietf" *.txt | wc -l -- 142 RFCs
>
> ~/doc/IETF/rfc> grep -il "urn:service" *.txt | wc -l -- 5 RFCs (eg ECRIT)
>
> ~/doc/IETF/rfc> grep -il "urn:ogc" *.txt | wc -l -- 8 RFCs (eg Open
> Geospatial Consortium)
>
>
> just fyi/fwiw.
>
> =JeffH
>
>


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Re: no one uses urn: (incorrect) (was: Discussion of Blob URI Scheme for Binary Data Access | IETF)

Peter Saint-Andre-2
In reply to this post by =JeffH-4
On 5/16/11 12:07 PM, =JeffH wrote:
>> It's true, no one uses urn: URIs.
>
> That assertion is incorrect. URNs are definitely used, especially in
> XML-based contexts such as SAML, XMPP, ECRIT, Geospatial, various W3C
> efforts, etc.

Not to mention ISBNs, ISSNs, and national bibliography numbers (NBNs).
Certain national libraries have minted, and are using, millons of URNs.

Peter

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