Kia ora Stuart!
I think the answer to your question is "no, the identifier is not a valid
As evidence, I offer this URI which is supposed return information about
the Registration Agency which registered that DOI:
As you know, DOIs are a proper subset of Handles; and functionally, the DOI
system relies on the Handle system as its infrastructure for URI
resolution. I believe that when you resolve the URI <
https://doi.org/10063/1710>, the DOI resolver is simply resolving the
identifier as a Handle, and not first validating that the Handle is
actually a valid DOI. I'd regard that as a bug in the DOI's resolver,
On Fri, 17 Aug 2018 at 09:37, Stuart A. Yeates <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We have a DSpace instance that is configured to issue handle.net
> identifiers to all items, so links such as:
> all take a web browser to the same content. The following URLs also take
> browsers to the same content:
> The lookup at https://www.doi.org/index.html resolves the doi "10063/1710"
> to the same content.
> I have two questions:
> (a) is 10063/1710 a valid/legal doi for this item ?
> (b) are the doi.org URLs above valid/legal for this item?
> The documentation on the https://www.doi.org/ and https://handle.net/
> websites is surprisingly quiet on these issues...
> [We've been assuming the answer to these questions is 'yes' but yesterday
> this was questioned by a colleague, so I'm looking for definitive answers]
> ...let us be heard from red core to black sky