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Re: My 2c on scheme abuse

From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 23:15:45 +0100
Message-ID: <3A79E011.3524293E@dyomedea.com>
To: Miles Sabin <MSabin@interx.com>
CC: uri@w3.org
Miles Sabin wrote:
> Sadly HTTP URLs _will_ be resolved even when that's unnecessary
> for them to be meaningful as bare identifiers. And if they are,
> then servers (particularly ones hosting extremely popular DTDs
> or namespaces) might well be in trouble.

This is already the case (the load is sparse, I reckon) but when I send
a XML snippet by email with let's say:

<example xmlns:"http://dyomedea.com/ns/scheme-abuse"/>

I have been surprised the first time it has happened, but I can be sure
that I'll get some hits on my server (from people who will follow the
link show by their mailer, from people who will see a link in the web
archive from this list ot from robots that will follow the link in the

If this snippet is included in a XML document, I will also get hits from
attempts to validate the document through W3C XML Schema validators such
as XSV that follows the "permission" to try to find a schema there as
written in the XML Schema specification.

My 0,02 Euros

Eric (amazed that he can know who is using "his" namespaces by looking
at his http server logs)

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Eric van der Vlist       Dyomedea                    http://dyomedea.com
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Received on Thursday, 1 February 2001 17:16:34 UTC

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