[CF-metadata] Web reference to a standard name?

Jeff deLaBeaujardiere Jeff.deLaBeaujardiere at noaa.gov
Thu Dec 16 14:08:16 MST 2010

Actually, my recollection is that EPSG & OGC proposed to include version numbers, and several of us argued against it and 
managed to convince them.  I would have to dig up old emails to find out for certain who was in which camp, however.

Jeff DLB

On 2010-12-16 15:57, Lowry, Roy K. wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> It's interesting to see the difference of opinion between the standards developers (the idea of version number in URI came from the OGC URN specification: interesting how EPSG came to a different conclusion) and those who have to live with the consequences. The more I think about it, the more I think you and Benno are absolutely right.
> Cheers, Roy.
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> Subject: Re: [CF-metadata] Web reference to a standard name?
> On 2010-12-14 12:56, John Graybeal wrote:
>> Just to be crystal clear, the places where you have '16' could also have 'current' (if I understand correctly what Roy was saying about their server), and the mmisw one could also be served with a particular version ID (analogous to the NERC example).
> I think it is of the utmost importance to have a URI that does not include a version number
> and always provides the latest answer. Otherwise you have a proliferation of identifiers
> mean the same thing but appear to change every time the overall vocabulary is updated. You
> can also have a version-specific entry if desired.
> There were similar discussions regarding identifiers for coordinate reference system
> identifiers from EPSG (European Petroleum Survey Group), and it was fortunately
> recognized that a version-less URI was essential.
> -Jeff
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