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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.

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