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Re: [NEW ISSUE] 4103 Questionable use of Contoso Ltd in Primer

From: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:33:40 -0500
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Cc: public-ws-policy@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA3C9CCE8.41D5AA85-ON85257266.00553688-85257266.00557B22@us.ibm.com>
As a follow-up to this thread, here is a revised proposal:

1. Change all occurances of "Contoso" and "Contoso Ltd." to "Company A".
2. Change all occurances of the domain name from:
        real.contoso.com
to:
        company.a.example.com

Cheers,

Christopher Ferris
STSM, Software Group Standards Strategy
email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/chrisferris
phone: +1 508 377 9295

public-ws-policy-request@w3.org wrote on 01/11/2007 11:09:41 PM:

> 
> Just FYI: In reply to this discussion, the W3C "manual of style" has
> been updated. See http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#Examples .
> In sec. "11.7 Using Examples",
> 
> "If you need an evocative name, use a machine name (e.g.,
>    http://cats.example.org)."
> 
> has been changed to:
> 
>  "If you need an evocative name or the name of a business, use a
>    machine name (e.g., http://cats.example.org)."
> 
> Felix
> 
> Felix Sasaki wrote:
> > Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 11:53 -0500, Christopher B Ferris wrote:
> >>> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4103 
> >>>
> >>> Title: Questionable use of fictitious corp. name "Contoso Ltd."
> >>
> >>
> >> I unfortunately missed the call this week despite Felix asking me to
> >> attend, but looking at the thread and the discussion on issue 4103, 
I'd
> >> like to point that W3C have guidelines in terms of domain name in
> >> examples:
> >> [[
> >> Domains in examples adhere to section 3, "Reserved Example Second 
Level
> >> Domain Names," in RFC 2606 [DOMAINS]. Use the domains example.com,
> >> example.org, and example.net for all examples. The Internet Assigned
> >> Numbers Authority (IANA) reserves them for this purpose. If you need 
an
> >> evocative name, use a machine name (e.g., http://cats.example.org).
> >> ]]
> >> http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#Examples
> >>
> >> Contoso Ltd. doesn't come up as a trademark in the USPTO and a google
> >> search seems to agree with that fact as well. I don't believe we have
> >> guidelines in terms of trademark... yet.
> > 
> > I talked to some other people within w3c, it is true that there are no
> > such guidelines yet. One proposal which came up was to use a company
> > name which could be Contoso, but a domain which includes example.com .
> > Hence, we would replace the company name Contoso with
> > Contoso.example.com, an do the same for URIs, e.g.
> > http://real.contoso.com/policy.xml >
> > http://real.contoso.example.com/policy.xml
> > 
> > Alternatively, we could pick up "company A" and have
> > http://real.a.example.com/policy.xml
> > 
> > Felix
> > 
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 17 January 2007 15:33:56 GMT

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