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Re: urn-5 vs hashes (was: Re: [Gzz] RE: [ba-ohs-talk] Fenfire, RDF (re "Towards a Standard Graph-Based..."))

* Benja Fallenstein <b.fallenstein@gmx.de> [030310 07:47]:
> Kevin Keck wrote:
> >Actually, there's at least three used with the various file sharing apps:
> >
> >MAGNET, apparently supported by some Gnutella programs. Uses sha1. Example:
> ><magnet:?xt=urn:sha1:ZETNTXVNDO2DS32627BQNKIADS3RT3T5&dn=Shareaza1700.exe>
> >
> >eDonkey ed2k URIs, which use MD4. Example:
> ><ed2k://|file|Shareaza1700.exe|1330539|b29e2440d84ed468a63971220667786f|/>
> >
> >sig2dat URIs, used with Kazaa, Grokster, etc. Not sure what hash. Example:
> ><sig2dat://|File:%20Shareaza1700.exe|Length:%201330539%20Bytes,%201299KB|UUH
> >ash/kHiGJMFBOMT2rdMU=|>
> Sorry, I should have been clearer, but by URI scheme I meant registered 
> URI scheme. (I believe in the power of standards :-) ) If I'm not 
> mistaken, none of the above is registered.    (01)

Hi Benja,    (02)

Standard is a debatable word.  What good is a standard that's
architected perfectly but NEVER implemented and used?  I would rather
have a de-facto standard that is useful and helps people accomplish
things on a daily basis over an academic standard any day.    (03)

Cheers,    (04)

-- Grant Bowman                                <grantbow@grantbow.com>    (05)