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Re: domain change to w3.org?

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 07:06:23 +0200
Cc: Paola Di Maio <paoladimaio10@gmail.com>, William Waites <wwaites@tardis.ed.ac.uk>, semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>
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To: Dianne Kennedy <dkennedy@idealliance.org>
You are welcome, Dianne.

One more minor note: the fact that we prefer 'https' these days does _not_ mean that the 'http' equivalents became invalid. All 'http' URLs are alive and are automatically redirected to 'https'. In this sense all older URLs in use are fine. E.g.,

http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf11-concepts/ <http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf11-concepts/>

is perfectly fine but, when displayed, you will see

https://www.w3.org/TR/rdf11-concepts/ <https://www.w3.org/TR/rdf11-concepts/>

in the address bar. Newer specifications use 'https' as their canonical URL like, e.g., 

https://www.w3.org/TR/IndexedDB-2/ <https://www.w3.org/TR/IndexedDB-2/>


> On 24 May 2019, at 03:57, Dianne Kennedy <dkennedy@idealliance.org <mailto:dkennedy@idealliance.org>> wrote:
> Thanks so much for this clarification.  I am editor on a number of ISO specs that reference W3C specs and rely on the stability of the URLs. 
> Dianne Kennedy
> Idealliance
> From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org <mailto:ivan@w3.org>> 
> Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:40 AM
> To: Paola Di Maio <paoladimaio10@gmail.com <mailto:paoladimaio10@gmail.com>>
> Cc: William Waites <wwaites@tardis.ed.ac.uk <mailto:wwaites@tardis.ed.ac.uk>>; semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org <mailto:semantic-web@w3c.org>>
> Subject: Re: domain change to w3.org <http://w3.org/>?
> Paola,
> as Antoine noted, and I am just reinforcing this: the 'core' domain name has always been w3.org <http://w3.org/>. The specification has always been https://www.w3.org/TR/* <https://www.w3.org/TR/*>, the RDF namespace has always been our beloved http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns# <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns>, etc. 'w3c.org <http://w3c.org/>' is registered to W3C for obvious defensive reasons and http://www.w3c.org <http://www.w3c.org/> is simply redirected to http://www.w3.org <http://www.w3.org/>. The only 'organizational' change in recent years has been the move towards 'https' away from 'http' (although the various RDF vocabulary URL-s have not changed).
> On the other issue: I am not sure what it means when you say 'I have been trying to propose AIKR CG meeting at TPAC'. I have contacted our meeting planners, but it would help if you told me what steps you undertook (not necessarily on a public mail because I doubt these days are interested to the participants of the list).
> Sincerely
> Ivan
> On 22 May 2019, at 10:14, Paola Di Maio <paoladimaio10@gmail.com <mailto:paoladimaio10@gmail.com>> wrote:
> Ah,  thanks, Antoine and WW
> I must have only noticed recently then-
> I was concerned may be some organisational changes going on 
> Best heartbeats
> On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 3:54 PM William Waites <wwaites@tardis.ed.ac.uk <mailto:wwaites@tardis.ed.ac.uk>> wrote:
> On 05/22, Paola Di Maio wrote:
> > I have noticed in recent months - but cannot tell how long it has been -
> > tha the domain name of W3C website (previously w3c.org <http://w3c.org/>) has been shifting
> > to w3.org <http://w3.org/>
> Dear Paola,
> It looks like it's been going on for a little while:
>     https://web.archive.org/web/19961227091242/http://www19.w3.org/ <https://web.archive.org/web/19961227091242/http:/www19.w3.org/>
>     https://web.archive.org/web/19971015012022/http://www19.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-philosophy/ <https://web.archive.org/web/19971015012022/http:/www19.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-philosophy/>
> The web site has undergone a little bit of a redesign:
>     https://web.archive.org/web/19990422190841/http://www.w3.org/ <https://web.archive.org/web/19990422190841/http:/www.w3.org/>
> Best wishes,
> William Waites | wwaites@inf.ed.ac.uk <mailto:wwaites@inf.ed.ac.uk>
> Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science
> School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
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Ivan Herman, W3C 
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