> From: Karen Coyle [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 4:32 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [MODS] info:xv proposal
> from the Draft:
> a) info:ddc/22/eng//004.678
> where "ddc" is the "namespace" component for a Dewey Decimal
> Classification [DEWEY] namespace and "22/eng//004.678" is the
> "identifier" component for an identifier of an information asset
> within that namespace.
A word of caution here. DDC is *not* a registered namespace under
info URI. The draft specifies a hypothetical example of what a
DDC identifier *might* look like. We have asked that this example
be dropped from the future info URI drafts and the final RFC since
that may not be how OCLC decides to implement an info URI for DDC,
if we decide to implement one at all. Because of the example in
the info URI draft *many* people are under the assumption that
info:ddc is a registered namespace. Please, do not use info:ddc
as an identifier until such time that it is officially registered.
Andrew Houghton, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.