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   Re: [xml-dev] Registered Namespace prefixes

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On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 01:23:26PM -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> veillard@redhat.com (Daniel Veillard) writes:
> >  Registries are evil, DNS is there it's already a massive robbery, 
> >though I like the business model [*], I dislike being a forced client.
> IANA's not so brutal, but apparently pretty busy.
> My urn:oid: comes via a (free) IANA registry, not a
> commercial provider.  Pouring resources into IANA might solve a lot of
> problems that can't be fixed by waving hands and proclaiming URIs the
> answer.

 "The US Department of Commerce last week quietly published a document
  detailing its decision to "sole-source" the contract for the so-called IANA
  function to ICANN, as opposed to opening the contract for competitive

 Instauring a registry is a perfect way to prepare a robbery onto the
enslaved masses. Prepare your checks ! Even if someone promises you
whatever freedom now, the capitalist temptation of making money on
any central authority is just impossible to resist in the long term.

 No way I'm I going to accept the idea of coupling parsing of XML resources
to the access of a registry ouside the encoding and character ones. Parsing
XML does not even require DNS resolving unless one want to access remote
resources (and in general you try to avoid that when deploying). 


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