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On Tuesday 29 January 2002 02:02 pm, John Cowan wrote:
> The idea is that there is no need to have globally unique names,
> because AFs explain how to map *your* locally unique names to
> *my* locally unique names.
Yep. I still believe that local processing always wins. From a
practical perspective, the namespace prefix is usually a lot more
useful than the namespace itself.
> Globally unique names are now a fact of life, however; in a sense,
> the battle was won when the domainists beat the bangists.
I disagree. Globally unique naming schemes always end up causing
problems... the desirable namespace being much smaller that the
available namespace (how many people want jersey.com I wonder?). The
other thing is that the names themselves evolve over time.
Domain names are a perfect example...