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Re: ISSUE-14 (CURIES): REPORTED: Proposal to base abbreviated URIs on CURIES not QNAMES

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 17:23:33 +0100
Message-Id: <FE251E7D-1E1F-43F0-9E04-EBD0108E6101@uva.nl>
To: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>

Some notes on CURIEs:

* Loss of information: CURIEs can be problematic in the mapping to  
RDF, as RDF requires QNames. This means that the mapping should expand  
the CURIE prefix when translating to RDF.

* The underscore is a special character in CURIEs because of BNodes in  
RDF: this is a good thing

* CURIEs allow the use of brackets in possibly ambiguous cases (but  
the spec does not say which cases are ambiguous). This use of brackets  
can conflict with the FSS as we use brackets to denote zero or one  
instances of a symbol.


On 24 okt 2007, at 23:09, Web Ontology Language (OWL) Working Group  
Issue Tracker wrote:

> ISSUE-14 (CURIES): REPORTED: Proposal to base abbreviated URIs on  
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/tracker/issues/
> Raised by: Alan Ruttenberg
> On product:
> Reported by alanruttenberg, May 27, 2007
> Also, can we amend the spec to use curies[1] instead of qnames in  
> the functional syntax, or simply
> some sensible abbreviation mechanism? Qnames introduce restrictions  
> that are unnecessary in this
> context.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/curie/

Drs. Rinke Hoekstra

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