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RE: fabrikam?

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 16:11:54 -0700
Message-ID: <7DA77BF2392448449D094BCEF67569A5089E70DB@RED-MSG-30.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Rogers, Tony" <Tony.Rogers@ca.com>, "Anish Karmarkar" <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>, "Rich Salz" <rsalz@datapower.com>
Cc: <tim@mindreef.com>, <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>
Microsoft has regularly used the fictitious company name Fabrikam Inc.
in demonstrations and on documentation for a number of years.  To avoid
unintended email being sent to legitimate users or excessive traffic to
legitimate websites, Microsoft registered the domain Fabrikam.com to use
in connection with the fictitious company name Fabrikam, Inc..
Microsoft does not object to the W3C use. 


However, I note that we already replaced fabrikam.com with example.com
in the W3C WS-A specs, so the only remaining use of fabrikam is within
path segments and namespace prefixes.



From: public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Rogers, Tony
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 2:18 PM
To: Anish Karmarkar; Rich Salz
Cc: tim@mindreef.com; public-ws-addressing@w3.org
Subject: RE: fabrikam?


Surely, if the objective is a pedagogical one, the ideal selection is


Or if you want to lay down the law on the subject, example.gov?



	-----Original Message----- 
	From: public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org on behalf of Anish
	Sent: Tue 16-Aug-05 4:48 
	To: Rich Salz 
	Cc: tim@mindreef.com; public-ws-addressing@w3.org 
	Subject: Re: fabrikam?


	In addition to sub-domains, there is also example.org, and
	as well as  .example (per RFC 2606).
	I wonder if TLD that came into existence after the RFC was
written like
	example.biz, example.info, example.info, example.coop,
	example.pro can be used too.
	Rich Salz wrote:
	>> I think the limitation of example.com is that in a lot of
cases you
	>> want to
	>> show URIs from multiple entities participating in an
interchange. From a
	>> pedagogical perspective, I think it's easier to understand
	>> that use
	>> other domain names.
	> This is a good point.  I wonder if sub-domains
	> home-office.example.com, etc) works?
	>     /r$
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