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   RE: [xml-dev] Registered Namespace prefixes

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Thus will begin the stampede to reserve namespace identifiers 
as the www.anyNamePopularOrSellableRipItoff.com problem showed.

Anyone registering a namespace identifier must 
own it.  How to prove that in a low-maintenance 

Ok, put another way:  what is the information 
registered?  What rights does it infer or confer? What 
validates that registration and any associations 
made as a result of registration? What responsibilities 
will the registrar assume given a dispute? (See 
the Copyright Office).  What responsibilities will 
the registrar explicitly disavow?  If one mirrors it, 
is one a registrar or a site serviced by a registrar?


From: Daniel Veillard [mailto:veillard@redhat.com]

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 02:45:11PM -0500, Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> Absolutely. As mentioned in my previous e-mails on this thread, the
> registration of namespace prefixes is not a viable idea, but the
> registration of namespace identifiers is (in my opinion).

  Okay the unicity being actually managed by other means (DNS or
IANA) it seems one of the main problems associated to registries 
vanishes. There is still the trouble associated to the centralized
aspect of such a database, but that can be minimized by sharing 
openly the content of the database and allowing free mirroring of
the information herein.


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