Re: Access XML
On Friday 21 March 2003 18:44, Jeff Lowery wrote: [example.com] > I was being just a tad peevish. I wouldn't say, though, that control has > been devolved to the public; the Network Working Group has defined the > context under which those domains can be used. I'm allowed to use such > domains, but only under the conditions which were granted by the NWG. > > Their authority is largely hollow, however. True, I can't set up a domain > with one of the 4 reserved domain names, but nobody can prevent me from > using such names as basis for namespace identifiers outside the prescribed > context. I may get tarred, feathered, and rode out of xml-dev on a rail, > but that was bound to happen anyway for abuse of haiku threads. Yep, but that's the nature of any naming system; nothing can stop you from using the names inappropriately. You could pass laws forbidding namespace abuse, but they would just act as a deterrent and a way of getting revenge once the damage is already done. > Jeff ABS -- A city is like a large, complex, rabbit - ARP
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