Wednesday, April 13, 2005

URI versus URN versus URL

This post is mostly a bookmark so that I can easily find this reference to a discussion of using URI's versus URN's. See Sean McGrath's post entitled "HTTP URIs rather than URNs for identifiers." A URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) is essentially a URL used for the purpose of permanently detailing the specific identity for a resource. A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) specifies the location of a resource. A URN (Uniform Resource Name) specifies a resource as a name in a name space.

Here are some web resources:
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-- Jack Krupansky


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