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Re: ACTION-402 Summarize JAR's message to HT re HTTP-based naming and put on the agenda

From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 09:30:11 -0400
Message-ID: <760bcb2a1003210630u4ea3f84et1f06d57c3f137efc@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
An expanded version of the summary is here:

http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2010/03/uris-and-trust.html "URIs and trust"

I've added this to the agenda and marked it "required reading"
(knowing that this is probably wishful thinking at this late date)

Jonathan

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 4:07 PM, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org> wrote:
> Per ACTION-402 Summarize JAR's message to HT re HTTP-based naming and
> put [its topic?] on the agenda
>
> Re ISSUE-50 URNsAndRegistries, Henry and I wanted to talk about the
> issue of trust in URIs. The particular way in which binding and
> resolution are linked in http: space leads to a certain degree of
> mistrust because it creates single points of administrative failure
> ("the frailty of human institutions"). For example, an archivist,
> librarian, or court would never allow a URI to stand by itself as a
> reference, but would allow other forms of reference to stand. The
> residual mistrust and single point of failure have always seemed
> inevitable (this has been the central argument of the ISSUE-50 draft
> documents), but the fact that society *has* created conventions of
> reference that are highly trusted, lack SPFs, and are resolvable
> (after a fashion) suggests that maybe they are not inevitable. We
> wanted to present some ideas along these lines and consider how one
> might create a useable, trustworthy naming system in URI space (maybe
> even in http: URI space).
>
> Jonathan
>
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