You were faster and more concise in your reply than I;-) (01)
My basic opinion with any such URIs is that they can be useful if
maintained by the owner of the standard. Indeed, it would be good to
push standardization bodies into that direction. (02)
On the other hand, having a non-dereferencable URI for a code is not
more or less unique than having a three-letter string, as long as there
is another mechanism for representing the context of that three-letter
A datatype property holding that string does it in the same way as
importing the set of tokens into the URI name space. (04)
From the operational point of view, URIs for standards elements have
some advantages, and I am in general supporting those. But they must be
authoritative, current/maintained, and dereferencable. (05)
John F. Sowa wrote:
> There may be some people who agree with you:
> KDK> Is it just me who thinks that looks a whole lot better,
> > as a target?
> But the URIs as used in the Semantic Web have many serious
> problems for designating standards:
> 1. There is no way to tell when or why whatever information
> contained in a document designated by a URI might change.
> 2. There is no way to specify what is specified by a URI:
> The document itself? Some information in the document?
> What information in the document? Why? How? By whom?
> Standards organizations such as ISO have considered and
> addressed these issues over long periods of time. Their
> universal identifiers are reliable, even though (or perhaps
> because) they have been using old-fashioned paper documents
> to specify them.
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