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Re: Namespace URIs

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 18:02:08 +0100
Message-ID: <47DD5290.1080605@gmx.de>
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
CC: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>

Simon Pieters wrote:
> 
> -public-html
> +www-archive
> ...as this is getting slightly off-topic for the HTML WG and I don't 
> like spamming the list.
> 
> On Sat, 15 Mar 2008 19:27:12 +0100, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
> 
>> The advantage to "http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" though is that it can 
>> be pasted into a browser, and resolves to a page that explains what it 
>> is and where to find the spec. "http://w3.org/xlink" could do the 
>> same, easily.
> 
> There are disadvantages to that, too, though. The URI is not meant to be 
> dereferenced, but since it is dereferencable, it *is* by a lot of lazy 
> scripts and crappy software, which leads to an ongoing DDoS attack at 
> w3.org.
> 
>    http://www.w3.org/blog/systeam/2008/02/08/w3c_s_excessive_dtd_traffic

Do we have any evidence that this is caused by software automatically 
dereferencing namespace URIs? My impression was that the problem is 
caused solely by DTD access.

> ...

BR, Julian
Received on Sunday, 16 March 2008 17:03:07 GMT

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