As the OASIS XRI Technical Committee heads into the final stages of completing the XRI 2.0 specifications (currently scheduled for a Committee Draft vote on March 11), IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m spending a bunch of time on the XRI Primer, the first general-audience document that addresses the question, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Why would I want to use XRIs? What problems do they help me solve?Ã¢â‚¬Â
An early preview of the type of content that will be available is the answer I just posted to a question on the Identity Commons i-broker mailing list. It addresses the topic of the advantages of XRIs vs. URLs when it comes to two key areas: persistent identity and semantic integration. (If you have any burning questions about XRIs that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been dying to see answered in the XRI Primer, please let me know via my i-name contact page at =Drummond.Reed.)
Once the XRI Primer is published, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m working with other XRI TC members on what we hope will be a fascinating series of blog entries that will help shed light on where XRIs fit into the emerging Ã¢â‚¬Å“Identity 2.0Ã¢â‚¬Â picture, and specifically into Kim CameronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s enormously powerful Laws of Identity.