In the first paragraph of section 2 of the draft W3C TAG finding URNs, Namespaces, and Registries, four references (besides XRI) are cited to explain the motivations for the finding. This page explains the relevance of these four references to the requirements for abstract identifiers that motivated the OASIS XRI Technical Committee.

It should be noted that all these references are clearly relevant to Issue 50 as defined by the TAG. The definition of this issue is:

This issue covers a) URIs for namespace names b) URNs for location independent names c) XML registries, and perhaps centralized vs. decentralized vocabulary tracking.

Of these issues, however, only (b) is relevant to XRI, and location-independent naming is only one of many XRI requirements.

A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Formal Namespace for the New Zealand Government

RFC 3688: The IETF XML Registry

Universal Business Language (UBL) Naming and Design Rules

The "info" URI Scheme for Information Assets with Identifiers in Public Namespaces

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