Mark Shewmaker wrote:
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 06:05:36PM +0100, Frank Ellermann wrote:
If what you really want is <URL:http://spf.pobox.com/why.html>
then <URL:http://purl.net/net/spf> is arguably "better".
Is there any advantage in using a redirecting url such as
http://purl.net/net/spf over temporarily redirecting another
name outside of the perl.net system, such as using
I don't think there is a substantial advantage. URLs are supposed to be
permanent anyway. Just because naive webmasters are changing their HTTP
resource naming schemes every other day (caused by misdesigned software
that puts implementation details such as ".php" or "/nameofthecms/" in the
URL), that doesn't mean we have to.
The only real advantage of a purl.net redirection URL over a regular
domain name is that the purl.net domain and redirection service can
probably be assumed to be available for a longer time than a chosen
second-level (or sub-) domain. But then this is really just a matter of
trust in whoever becomes the caretaker of the second-level (or sub-)
domain, and has to be weighed.