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At 12:54 AM -0400 6/4/04, Andrew Newton wrote:
Plus, the BCP 81 (is that right?) registry does not allow
sub-registries. In other words, each URN must be registered. There
can be no registration for "every URN under marid:". This is how
Mr. Mealling has described it to me when this came up in GEOPRIV.
I agree that you can't have a registration for "every urn" under MARID.
The document says that the urns have the form:
but I had been working off the assumption that you could register URNs where
the ID had structure, provided you registered every ID. So the id
in urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:marid:m1 is "marid:m1"; the id in
urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:marid:m2 is "marid:m2". This isn't very
different from using urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:marid-1 and
urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:marid-2, except that you may be able
to shorten things on a slightly more regular basis when you are
in MARID context, and you may be able to have a slightly simpler
If the intent is that IDs can't have any structure, then this clearly
doesn't work, though.