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Re: AW: AW: Distributed querying on the semantic web

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 11:45:01 -0400 (EDT)
To: Leo Sauermann <leo@gnowsis.com>
Cc: "'Peter F. Patel-Schneider'" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0404221141530.29523@homer.w3.org>

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Leo Sauermann wrote:

>f.e. you must not use w3.org uris for your schemas if you are no w3
>developer. This is not pre-html/http age, this is one of the three
>pillars of the web: uri, http and html. The namespace use of domains is
>common in XML namespaces. Thats how we ensure that no one fumbles in my
>namespace definitions, the internic is my legal and business insurance
>that no one steals my namespace.

>The social practice of not domain stealing is here today and not 5 years
>ago. I remember some discussions about domain stealing, people where not
>happy about it, also in this list.

Unfortunately the social ideal of giving people a domain, and ensuring that
they are the continued owner, isn't at all a reality - if I use a domain for
a while then give up on it, anyone else can take it over. Which implies that
this policy is fundamentally broken in respect of the real world, since the
real world actively endorses someone taking complete control over a namespace
that used to belong to someone else.


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