W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-owl-wg@w3.org > December 2008

RDF-Based Semantics: Changed "URI" to "IRI"

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 17:16:17 +0100
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0EA6CBD@judith.fzi.de>
To: <public-owl-wg@w3.org>

I want to inform the WG that the RDF-Based Semantics has now followed the
rest of the OWL 2 specification (for example the Structural Spec), by
changing all references to the term "URI" into "IRI" according to RFC 3987.

I want to state that this is a deviation from the terminology used in the
RDF Semantics, which used the term "URI" according to RFC 2396
("ASCII-URIs"). I wanted to avoid such terminological deviations, whenever
possible. But with the rest of the OWL 2 spec having explicitly changed to
IRIs, I see no justification for keeping with the old term "URI" anymore.
Since all URIs are IRIs, there is at least no technical compatibility
problem with this change. 

I have made this change explicit both in the "Introduction" section and in
the "Differences to OWL Full" appendix of the RDF-Based Semantics. 


Dipl.-Inform. Michael Schneider
FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik Karlsruhe
Abtl. Information Process Engineering (IPE)
Tel  : +49-721-9654-726
Fax  : +49-721-9654-727
Email: Michael.Schneider@fzi.de
Web  : http://www.fzi.de/ipe/eng/mitarbeiter.php?id=555

FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik an der Universität Karlsruhe
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14, D-76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49-721-9654-0, Fax: +49-721-9654-959
Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts
Az: 14-0563.1 Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe
Vorstand: Rüdiger Dillmann, Michael Flor, Jivka Ovtcharova, Rudi Studer
Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums: Ministerialdirigent Günther Leßnerkraus

Received on Sunday, 14 December 2008 16:16:59 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:42:08 UTC