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RE: Dereferencing HTTP URIs (redux?)

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 10:52:35 -0400
Message-ID: <EBBD956B8A9002479B0C9CE9FE14A6C2032D7039@tayexc19.americas.cpqcorp.net>
To: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: "John Cowan" <cowan@ccil.org>, "Pat Hayes" <phayes@ihmc.us>, "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>, "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>, "W3C-TAG" <www-tag@w3.org>

> From: Alan Ruttenberg [mailto:alanruttenberg@gmail.com] 
> [ . . . ] 
> I think the only loose end is that although you grant authority to  
> AuntT for tdb names that redirect to her domain, it is possible for  
> others to mint such names, and impossible to determine which ones  
> AuntT has sanctioned , since although Aunty has authority, she  
> doesn't have control.

Actually, I think you *can* determine which ones AuntT has sanctioned.
By delegation
http://aunt-tillie.example/foo (which AuntT controls) becomes the URI
declaration page for
http://thing-described-by.org?http://aunt-tillie.example/foo .  So if
that page contains assertions involving
then it seems clear that she has sanctioned that URI.  

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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