On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 14:28 +0100, Houghton,Andrew wrote:
> The DOI is the identifier and it inherently doesn't
> tie itself to any resolution mechanism. So creating an info URI
> for it is meaningless, it's just another alias for the DOI. I
> can create an HTTP resolution mechanism for DOI's by doing:
Note that in the first you have to EXPLICITLY name the identifier
encoding as doi=... Note also that this is your *resolution service*
doing this, not the identifier.
In the second example, the identifier is self-describing. It says I am
a DOI (info:doi/) and my value is 10.111/bla-bla-bla.
So, I disagree that the two are of identical value. The string doi does
not identify itself outside of your resolution service, whereas the info
URI doi does.