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Re: why use IRIs?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 10:42:47 +1000
Cc: public-iri@w3.org
Message-Id: <31420A97-7689-473E-A536-2A022C6116D6@mnot.net>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

On 04/07/2012, at 5:42 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> This doesn't really help me understand where you see problems with IRIs.
> Could you take a simple example like http://björn.höhrmann.de/ and tell
> me of some places where I should be unable to use that even though I can
> use http://bjoern.hoehrmann.de/ in the same place, without arguing about
> limitations of deployed protocols, software, or hardware, and without
> arguing about issues that would arise anyway when displaying URIs, and
> why I should be unable to use the non-URI IRI there?

In protocols as identifiers, like an entry ID in Atom. They aren't exposed to end users, and really not to authors either.

Humans have lots of ideas about equivalence and transcription in text which machines are blissfully unaware of.


Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Thursday, 5 July 2012 00:43:14 UTC

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