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Re: Colon symbol in URI?

From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 12:26:22 +0100
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, OWL Development Mailing List <public-owl-dev@w3.org>, zhutchok@ebi.ac.uk
Message-ID: <1313321182.2109.13.camel@Obsidian3>
On Sat, 2011-08-13 at 13:31 -0400, Alan Ruttenberg wrote: 
> On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 12:34 PM, Dave Reynolds
> <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com> wrote:
> > So "SMTH:0000353" is a legal segment and "/obo/SMTH:0000353" a legal
> > path and "http://purl.obofoundry.org/obo/SMTH:0000353" a legal URI.
> > Isn't it?
> 
> I believe it is. However for reasons described we choose not to use
> colons in URIs and document this policy at
> http://obofoundry.org/id-policy.shtml
> 
> Since the namespace is owned OBO we get to be authority in that
> namespace. So while the URI is legal, it is not well formed according
> to our community rules.

Ah, that's good. We are all agreed that even though ':' in an http URI
path looks legal it would be asking for trouble in practice - glad to
see the OBO policy is so clear.

Dave
Received on Sunday, 14 August 2011 11:27:01 GMT

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