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Re: Schemas using schemas.

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 10:32:12 -0500
Message-ID: <00b501bf8200$fbadb760$84001d12@politburo.w3.org>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
To: Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN <champin@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Cc: Pete Cliff <lispdc@ukoln.ac.uk>; www-rdf-interest@w3.org
<www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: Schemas using schemas.


>Except that there is no guarantee you can get anything useful from the
>namespace URI (sadly, IMHO) - all the spec provides is that this is
supposed
>to be a way to uniquely identify the thing referred to. And that requires
you
>make up a namespace that won't get used by someone else, which is not
>necessarily possible to guarantee either :-(
>
>Charles McCN


Charles,

While you might in theory be right, the whole ICANN bureaucracy is being set
up
to make sure that the rule of law is attached sanely to the ownership of
domain
names, at least on www.w3.org we have guarantees we can make about the
non-reuse
of names in that domain.   You can get finnicky about the extreme cases, but
in general
so long as web site owners get their acts together you have a good guarantee
of non-reuse.

Tim
Received on Monday, 28 February 2000 10:32:13 GMT

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