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comments on NM mods: sec 2.2.1.1

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 12:26:36 -0700
Message-Id: <A07DDD9A-213B-11D9-8A83-000393753936@gbiv.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com

Ah, the thrill of jury duty -- plenty of time to make comments.

   Sec 2.2.1.1, 4th para:

   URI Owners have a responsibility to avoid multiple URI assignments
   that associate equivalent [{NOAH (editorial correction)>} URIs 
{<NOAH}]
   URI with multiple resources. Thus, it is also necessary that any
   approach to URI allocation, which passes ownership of individual
   or organised sets of URI through delegation, ensures that ultimate
   ownership of a particular URI is vested in a single social entity
   (which may be a specification, a person or an organization).

Noah's change here is editorial, but it caused me to notice a mistake.
Equivalent URIs happen due to multiple characters and/or encodings
matching a particular intended name.  It is almost impossible to avoid
*assignment* of multiple equivalent URIs.  Instead, the text should say

   Any approach to URI allocation that delegates ownership of a subset
   of URIs will ensure that ultimate ownership of a particular URI is
   vested in a single social entity (which may be a specification,
   a person, or an organization), such that the owner can be
   responsible for allocating identifiers within that subset and
   preventing accidental assignment of a URI for multiple purposes.


Cheers,

Roy T. Fielding                            <http://roy.gbiv.com/>
Chief Scientist, Day Software              <http://www.day.com/>
Received on Monday, 18 October 2004 19:26:44 UTC

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