W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > uri@w3.org > February 2005

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

From: Charles Lindsey <chl@clerew.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 09:57:41 -0000
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Message-ID: <opsl8gmfsx6hl8nm@clerew.man.ac.uk>

On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:54:21 -0600, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 13:47 -0500, Weibel,Stu wrote:
>> They clearly are related, but they are different requirements and
>> distinct mechanisms for coping with them can be elaborated.
>
> Maybe I'm just not very creative, but I don't see how.
>
> An example of how to address the land-grab problem without
> allowing duplicates would make your point much easier
> for me to see.

What you need is a mechanism for _removing_ registrations from the
registry (what does the present draft say about that?). Otherwise none of
the current duplicates could _ever_ proceed to permanent.

One you have a removal mechanism, then you also need some mechanism for
forced removal, under some IESG procedure, for use as a last resort
against the land grabbers and the defunct schemes that "seemed like a good
idea at the time", but never made it into actual use.

-- 
Charles H. Lindsey ---------At Home, doing my own thing------------------------
Tel: +44 161 436 6131 Fax: +44 161 436 6133   Web: http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~chl
Email: chl@clerew.man.ac.uk      Snail: 5 Clerewood Ave, CHEADLE, SK8 3JU, U.K.
PGP: 2C15F1A9      Fingerprint: 73 6D C2 51 93 A0 01 E7 65 E8 64 7E 14 A4 AB A5
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2005 11:27:59 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:25:09 UTC