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Re: IRIs - proposed resolution

From: Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@dfki.de>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 21:47:50 +0200
Message-ID: <CAL58czphp6dkUHXg2E4pvBY5ELb7ACjbcqExf3BciiqNYtWZVg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Cc: "\"Martin J. D?rst\"" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, public-xg-lld@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
This looks good to me.

Regards,

Felix

2011/9/10 Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>

> Based on Martin's clarifications and Karen's point that the readership of
> this report is likely to understand a reference to Unicode, I propose [1]:
>
>    *Linked Data*.  "Linked Data" refers to data published in accordance
> with
>    principles [2] designed to facilitate linkages among datasets, element
>    sets, and value vocabularies.  Linked Data uses (Web) Uniform Resource
>    Identifiers (URIs) [3] as globally unique identifiers for any kind of
>    resources -- analogously to the library world's identifiers for
> authority
>    control -- and provides data using standards such as the Resource
>    Description Framework (RDF) [4].  Note that by definition, URIs include
>    Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs) [5] -- Web addresses [6]
> that
>    support the non-Latin scripts of Unicode [7].  Linked Data defines
>    relationships between things -- relationships that can be used for
>    navigating between, or integrating, information from multiple sources.
>
> Note:
> -- This explanation is actually shorter than what was there before.
>
> -- Deleted "(Web)" from "(Web) Uniform Resource Identifiers".  We had put
> it in
>   because we wanted to make clear that URIs were Web identifiers, but this
> point
>   is now made implicitly by the sentence that follows, which refers to "Web
>   addresses".
>
> -- Deleted the acronyms "LD", "LOD", and "LLD" from the Scope section.
>  These date
>   from a time when we were using the abbreviations elsewhere in the report,
> but as
>   far as I can tell, none of these acronyms are currently being used
> anywhere else.
>
> -- I am aware that "non-Latin" scripts is a simplification, but nobody
> challenged
>   that wording in previous iterations.  I'm assuming that for the intended
> audience
>   of this report, "non-ASCII" might require additional explanation.
>
> Tom
>
> [1]
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Scope&diff=6368&oldid=6360
> [2] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
> [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier
> [4] http://www.w3.org/RDF/
> [5] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3987
> [6] http://www.w3.org/International/articles/idn-and-iri/
> [7] http://unicode.org
>
> --
> Tom Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
>



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