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RE: Duplication of provisional URI namespace tokens in 2717/8-bis

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:33:06 -0600
To: "Weibel,Stu" <weibel@oclc.org>
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-Id: <1108405986.4991.354.camel@localhost>

On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 13:04 -0500, Weibel,Stu wrote:
> Larry Masinter raises a legitimate concern about land-grab speculation
> of URI scheme names.  This concern deserves attention, but must be
> divorced from the functional requirement of unique scheme tokens in the
> URI space.


They're intimately connected. I don't think it's possible
nor advisable, let alone mandatory, to separate them.

The land-grab phenomenon results from scarcity.
Uniqueness creates the scarcity.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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