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Re: Critical bits and notations
Werner Koch wrote:
On Thu, 19 May 2005 21:43:34 +0100, Ben Laurie said:
This whole discussion scares me. You have an extension mechanism with
no registry for extensions.
We do have a way to register extensions ([220.127.116.11. Notation Data]):
The IETF name space is registered with IANA. These names MUST NOT
contain the "@" character (0x40) is this is a tag for the user name
Names in the user name space consist of a UTF-8 string tag followed
by "@" followed by a DNS domain name. Note that the tag MUST NOT
contain an "@" character. For example, the "sample" tag used by
Example Corporation could be "sample@xxxxxxxxxxx".
Names in a user space are owned and controlled by the owners of that
domain. Obviously, it's of bad form to create a new name in a DNS
space that you don't own.
Where do you see the problem?
Doh! The problem lies between my chair and keyboard. Sorry.
A passing comment, though - if you want domain names to be a safe
extension mechanism, you should include a date, since they can change
hands (without consent of the current owner, even).
"There is no limit to what a man can do or how far he can go if he
doesn't mind who gets the credit." - Robert Woodruff