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

From: "Larry Masinter" <>
> > 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


Received on Tuesday, 11 January 2005 18:32:55 UTC