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- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 20:56:15 -0500
At 07:53 PM 2/9/01 -0500, G. Ken Holman wrote:
>Why invent a new way in the Internet world for ensuring unique values in as
>many possible domains in a coherent scheme? There is already one to use,
>it is best to use it than have something either ambiguous or competing that
>has the same benefits.
Uh, well, because inventing something new (or setting explicit limits)
would have spared us the serious confusions, still not resolved, over what
URIs 'mean' when used as namespace identifiers. Same benefits, but perhaps
Too late, too late.
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