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Re: CHAT: Need a word for these!

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 22:26
Christophe Grandsire wrote:

> What's the use of urn:? I've never seen it in my life.
It is not yet much used, but allows one to give a name to a resource that is independent of its location. For example, refers to a specific version of a specific Reuters Health article, without regard to where it might be located on some particular Web site, FTP server, or even printed newspaper. For another example, urn:isbn:0-201-61633-5 refers to a specific book (_The Unicode Standard, Version 3.0_). A third example is the HTML 4.01 Transitional DTD (which describes the structure of HTML documents), which is named urn:publicid:-:W3C:DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional:EN . In general urn: URIs can't be used in browsers unless a specific resolver for the "namespace" (the part between "urn:" and the next colon) is available. These namespaces are maintained in a registry at .
> In France, V is used for the potential itself. Potential differences are marked > by U, so that we don't mistake potential (defined relative to an arbitrary > constant) to electromotive force (defined absolutely).
Ah, clever. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_