Talk:Common Terms Registry

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Alternative Name for Registry

I have a problem with the wording here: a registry is an active (single) component rather that data to me (the database server for a database). I am really not sure if not either "vocabulary",or a "dictionary"] or "thesaurus is meant here --Till (talk) 10:30, 15 February 2014 (EST)

Typical SPARQL endpoints are restful btw and would fullfil most of the requirements --Till (talk) 10:30, 15 February 2014 (EST)

Hi Till, the term "registry" originates from the fact that a number of ISO standards are "registry-based": they define the rules for what goes into the registry but don't list the items into the registry in order to avoid continuous revision. Such standards are have a "registration authority" to maintain the corresponding list or database. Examples are ISO 639-x (SIL is the registration authority of ISO 639-3) and ISO 15924 (for which the Unicode Consortium is the registration authority). I don't know how firmly ISO "dictates" the term "registry". --CStrobbe (talk) 08:43, 17 February 2014 (EST)