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The Case for Public Resource Identifiers: A Call for action


By murray - Posted on 01 May 2006

Steve Pepper calls for the consistent adoption of Public Resource Identifiers (PRI) to allow merging. PRIs are basically PSI using a URL rather than other forms of URI. In a nutshell:

  1. A Public Resource Identifier (PRI – “pry”) is an http:URI that has been minted for the explicit purpose of serving as an identifier
  2. It resolves to a Public Resource Descriptor (PRD) that describes which resource (subject) it identifies and states who minted it
  3. ANYONE should be able to mint a PRI