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

From: Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress <rden@loc.gov>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 13:29:26 -0500
Message-ID: <33cd01c4f80b$7c195460$8f9c938c@lib.loc.gov>
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From: "Larry Masinter" <LMM@acm.org>
> > To permit multiple URI Scheme registrations for any given token is to
> > severely impair the usefulness of provisional registration.  It affords
> > no protection against either careless or malicious registrations that
> > would compromise a given provisional registration.
>
> I disagree about "no protection" -- it adds some protection
> against inadvertent duplication (because it allows publication
> of a URI scheme usage), and even against malicious registration
> (because registration includes sufficient information for the
> community to react.)

I vaguely recall that the agrument supporting duplication (when this was
discussed it seems like quite a while ago) was that it would be allowed only
where the two communities of use were so different that collision was very
unlikely.

--Ray
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