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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.
From: Jonathan Borden [mailto:email@example.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.