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RE: IRIs - proposed resolution

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 09:01:42 -0700
Message-ID: <20110911090142.5016210m4qbwscpy@kcoyle.net>
To: "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>
Cc: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>, "Martin J. D?rst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>, Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@dfki.de>, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, public-xg-lld@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Quoting "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>:

> Karen,
>
> Unfortunately "URI" isn't "by definition" an umbrella term that includes
> IRIs. My minimalistic edit was intended to sidestep the issue with a
> conjunction "URI and IRI".

Originally, I thought we were going to create a definition of URI for  
our report that essentially said: when we say "URI" we mean "URI or  
IRI" -- much like we do for "Library includes archives, museums....".  
Could that wording be used?

kc

>
> I'm not sure the RDF reference is needed here, but its presence is "such
> as" rather than "MUST", which might make it more palatable.
>
> Jeff
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Karen Coyle [mailto:kcoyle@kcoyle.net]
>> Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:31 AM
>> To: Young,Jeff (OR)
>> Cc: Tom Baker; Martin J. D?rst; Andrew Cunningham; Felix Sasaki;
>> Antoine Isaac; public-xg-lld@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org
>> Subject: RE: IRIs - proposed resolution
>>
>> Jeff,
>>
>> I thought we weren't going to say that linked data MUST use RDF --
>> that we were trying for a broader definition of linked data. Did we
>> decide otherwise?
>>
>> And I would suggest that our definition should be simpler. Your final
>> sentence is actually a great starting point:
>>
>> Linked Data. Linked Data defines relationships between things --
>> relationships that can be used for navigating between, or integrating,
>> information from multiple sources. Linked Data uses Uniform Resource
>> Identifiers (URIs) as globally unique identifiers for all resources.
>> URIs can be Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs), which are
>> Web addresses that support Unicode.
>>
>> kc
>>
>> Quoting "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>:
>>
>> > I repositioned the IRI sentence to sidestep the problematic claim
>> that
>> > all IRIs are URIs. It doesn't seem to flow very well, though.
>> >
>> >      *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] and Internationalized Resource
>> Identifiers
>> > (IRIs) [4] -- Web addresses [5] that
>> >      support the non-Latin scripts of Unicode [6] -- as globally
>> unique
>> > identifiers for any kind of
>> >      resources. This is analogous to the library world's identifiers
>> for
>> > authority
>> >      control -- and provides data using standards such as the
>> Resource
>> >      Description Framework (RDF) [7].  Linked Data defines
>> >      relationships between things -- relationships that can be used
>> for
>> >      navigating between, or integrating, information from multiple
>> > sources.
>> >
>> >  [1]
>> >
>>
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Scope&diff=63
>> 6
>> > 8&oldid=6360
>> >  [2] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
>> >  [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier
>> >  [4] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3987
>> >  [5] http://www.w3.org/International/articles/idn-and-iri/
>> >  [6] http://unicode.org
>> >  [7] http://www.w3.org/RDF/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Karen Coyle
>> kcoyle@kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net
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>>
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