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   RE: [xml-dev] URIs and Names on the Web

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Anything attached to a DNS locator will always be 
nothing more than a private dialect of  
the owner of that DNS node.  For that reason, the 
use of the DNS style of naming should be deprecated 
by sensible people creating "words" for the web if 
by that, they intend to create an open source.  

Take the HTTP out of any word you intend to use 
outside a private community.   The web must cease 
to foster stealing from the commons of human 
knowledge.  Stop the namespace gold rush before 
any more damage is done.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Borden [mailto:jborden@attbi.com]

URIs are names on the Web. Moreover to the extent that we can compare the
Web to a language, URIs are its words.

I'd like to name things on the Web. Not just 'documents' but I'd like to be
able to name everyday things like "cars" and "people" and talk about them on
the Web. So the questions are: Can we do this? How should we go about doing

When I use URIs I use URI that have the HTTP scheme i.e. start with "http:".
This is for the simple reason that I have easy access to several HTTP
servers, and good software that manipulates HTTP URIs.


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