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ccTLD as Brands / Codespace Conflicts

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 15:12:38 -0800 (PST)
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To: "eGov IG \(Public\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>


Using the same data base as below, I posted queries and result tables for three different kinds of encoding conflicts likely to occur in Government IT work.  Table 1., for example, contains GT, LT and AMP which find their way into XML, but also EDU, because: UK.EDU = East Dunbartonshire in the  United Kingdom.

Table 1.  Markup Character Entities and Existing Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD)
Table 2.  Regional Code Conflicts
Table 3.  Currency Codes (ISO 4217) and Subdivision Codes

If not purged at the Government IT level, these Code Space collisions are likely to cause inference problems for the Semantic Web.

From Table 3. Zərdab Province, Azerbaijan = AZ.ZAR and ZA.ZAR = South Africa Rand

CC-BY-SA etc., etc., etc.




The code to test the "Country Branding" of domains is posted at http://www.rustprivacy.org/2012/cctld/
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