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Re: IRIs - proposed resolution

From: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 16:31:29 -0400
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@dfki.de>, Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>, "Martin J. D?rst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, public-xg-lld@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110910203129.GA15761@julius>
On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 12:52:50PM -0700, Karen Coyle wrote:
> Couldn't it just say "Unicode" without saying 'non-latin scripts'?
> The thing is that there is Latin-1, Latin-2 that are beyond the
> original ascii. I assume that the IRI's also include the Unicode
> incorporation of the original ascii characters.

Right - that's what I meant by "non-Latin" being a simplification.
If we expect people will know what Unicode is without some sort of 
reference to language scripts, then I agree we can drop "non-Latin
scripts" - see [1].

Tom

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Scope&diff=6372&oldid=6368

> 
> kc
> 
> Quoting Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@dfki.de>:
> 
> >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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