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

From: Weibel,Stu <weibel@oclc.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:47:32 -0500
Message-ID: <8CC50D49B6828C4FBAB7DA1FCAB0526A27147A@OAEXCH1SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>

They clearly are related, but they are different requirements and
distinct mechanisms for coping with them can be elaborated.

As currently written, 2717/18 needlessly sacrifices one requirement to
guard against danger to the other.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Connolly [mailto:connolly@w3.org] 
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 1:33 PM
To: Weibel,Stu
Cc: uri@w3.org
Subject: RE: Duplication of provisional URI namespace tokens in

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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