[tei-council] Meeting minutes, and Snip URLs not working

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 20 12:04:01 EDT 2011

On 20/04/11 16:22, James Cummings wrote:
> already discussed with Kevin that I've applied for a purl.org
> top-level domain /TEI which will allow us to make partial
> redirects like this /TEI/FR... or things like /TEI/P5 etc.
> purl.org is much more stable and supported by OCLC so a much
> better choice than the commercial but free snipurl.com.  I've
> used purls since the late 90s and have a top-level domain there
> /cummings/ for my own use and they have followed me around the
> world. ;-)
> The status of my request for a top-level domain is still 'pending
> authorization' however.  I'll let council know when this changes.

Amazingly, minutes after sending this email, (a day and half 
after noticing the problem with snipurl.com and requesting the 
purl domain), my top-level purl domain has been approved. All 

Feature Requests:
e.g. http://purl.org/TEI/FR/2507305

e.g. http://purl.org/tei/bug/3289468


is a partial redirect to http://www.tei-c.org

If anyone has suggestions of other purls to add, please let me 
know.  If you'd like to be added as a maintainer on any of these, 
let me know.

These will be a lot more reliable than snipurl.com since the 
library of congress views them as permanent, and even if they do 
one day die it has the fact that it is a bug and what the number 
is in it (so the actual URL isn't unretrievable, we could run a 
script to change all minutes to one format or other other). ;-)


Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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