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RE: Duplication of provisional URI namespace tokens in 2717/8-bis

From: Hammond, Tony <T.Hammond@nature.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 10:04:56 -0000
Message-ID: <125F7834E11A5741A7D79412EE3504F90F26CE80@UK1APPS2.nature.com>
To: 'Larry Masinter' <LMM@acm.org>, "'Weibel,Stu'" <weibel@oclc.org>, uri@w3.org

Hi Larry:

> The proposed registration rules are based on the fact that
> it is possible to invent and deploy a URI scheme without
> IANA and IESG approval.
 
But this does beg the question of what exactly _is_ the point of
registration. Of course, duplicates can exist out in unregistered land but
what is the motivator then to enter new schemes into a registry if there is
no guarantee of uniqueness? How would an implementor disambiguate one sheme
from an identically-named scheme?

Cheers,

Tony



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