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RE: (Second) Last Call for XPointer 1.0
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>,Jonathan Borden <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 15:43:50 -0600
Umm... Only if it tells you that before you click and in this
case, I still don't think they can make it stick.
It would also have to cover any reuse of the reference if
entry to the site does not present the warning. A
contract cannot be made ex post facto (my guess).
It would be entrapment otherwise. It is a weird turn
but one predicted on the use of the Name to infer
rights (eg, is a URN like a trademark).
Definitely an RDF application.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: John Cowan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 3:27 PM
To: Jonathan Borden; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: (Second) Last Call for XPointer 1.0
Jonathan Borden wrote:
> It is entirely another thing to impose conditions on the mere reading of
> XPointer specification which by the way is simply silly language that
> who has ever been involved in the drafting of a software contract ought
> is silly.
Unfortunately it is not simply silly: it is a command backed
by a threat to sue. The structure is "If you read this,
and play by our rules, we will not sue you for your
(necessary) infringement; but if you break our rules, we
MIGHT sue you!"