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

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 13:12:41 -0800
To: "'Weibel,Stu'" <weibel@oclc.org>, uri@w3.org
Message-id: <0IAM00D1QW940H@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

> It would be helpful if those who hold the view expressed here could
> indicate explain why assuring uniqueness is detrimental.

The goal is to avoid duplicates in the real world.
Assuring uniqueness in the registry doesn't assure uniqueness
in the world,  and can result in the registry being
out of alignment with the real world in a way that
cannot easily be repaired.

The optimum situation is one where the registry tracks the
real world but also reflects expert opinions about the real
world.

I think that it might be helpful for there to be an
expert opinion review of a registration entry, even if expert
opinion review isn't part of "approval" for entry into the
resolution.
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