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

Laurent Romary laurent.romary at inria.fr
Thu Apr 21 05:03:02 EDT 2011

Excellent. Is someone updating the wiki accordingly?

Le 20 avr. 2011 à 18:04, James Cummings a écrit :

> 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 
> case-insensitive:
> Feature Requests:
> /TEI/FR/
> e.g. http://purl.org/TEI/FR/2507305
> Bugs:
> e.g. http://purl.org/tei/bug/3289468
> also:
> /TEI
> 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). ;-)
> -James
> -- 
> Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
> Computing Services, University of Oxford
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