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Re: [SE, ALL] URI squatting; please don't

From: Phil Tetlow <philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 11:05:48 +0000
To: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>, public-swbp-wg@w3.org
Cc: Holger Knublauch <holger@knublauch.com>
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Thanks for your help with this note. Jeff and I have tried to 'clean' the
doc in question on a number of occasions, but did miss the URI problem you
have kindly pointed out. Ill speak to Holger directly to see if some more
appropriate URI's can be found. Appologies for any inconvenience.

Best Regards,

Philip Tetlow
Senior Consultant (Certified Technical Architect)
IBM Business Consulting Services

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Folks, I have been working on getting the SE/ODSD primer [1]
to pass the W3C publication rules [2] so it can be put in /TR space.

There were a number of "normal" errors in this document, which
I don't mind fixing (though this does consume time).

But a general problem that I want to highlight for any other
document editors is minting URIs in Web address space
that we do not own.

Specifically, ODSD refers to (non-existent) things in
http://ecommerce.org and http://auctioning.org.  These are
clearly (I think) meant to be examples only.  While the first
domain exists, the second domain is explicitly advertised
as for sale.  Neither is an appropriate place in which to
create new example URIs.

To fix this, I am changing them to ecommerce.example.org
and auctioning.example.org respectively.

Please let's avoid [3]namespace squatting in our documents.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/SE/ODSD/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/07/pubrules
[3] http://esw.w3.org/topic/NamespaceSquatting
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