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Re: use of rfc2606 example domain names (example.com not xyz.com)

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 19:52:21 +0100
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: <public-rdb2rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C8EF84F5.16643%michael.hausenblas@deri.org>

Dan,
 
> Now my initial comment here is very boring, apologies in advance.

Not at all boring, but very true! Thanks!

> 
> ps. another thought in passing; could r2rml configurations be used for
> describing mappings from specific shapes of non-database (ie.
> exported) tabular data, eg. .csv files? Is this a use case you'll
> consider?

Theoretically, yes, it can be used for tabular data of all kinds and shapes,
but the WG has resolved this to be out of scope.

Cheers,
      Michael

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> From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 20:48:31 +0200
> To: <public-rdb2rdf-comments@w3.org>
> Subject: use of rfc2606 example domain names (example.com not xyz.com)
> Resent-From: <public-rdb2rdf-comments@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:49:24 +0000
> 
> Hi folks
> 
> First off, congratulations on shipping http://www.w3.org/TR/r2rml/ ...
> it's an important and much needed piece of work.
> 
> Now my initial comment here is very boring, apologies in advance.
> 
> I notice you use the string 'xyz.com' a lot as a kind of identifier,
> throughout the document. At some point you also have 'example.com'. I
> don't yet understand your work well enough to be sure, but the
> impression I get is that you are implying xyz.com is a kind of example
> domain name for perhaps a fictional company.
> 
> I see "http://example.com/ns#" defined to use a prefix xyz:, this is fine.
> 
> But also the frequent appearance of 'xyz.com' makes me think you're
> also using that string as an example of a domain name. If so, please
> can you switch to use example.com instead. The Internet name
> authorities in fact reserve example.com, example.net and example.org
> for documentation examples.
> 
> See http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2606.txt --
>   "IANA has agreed to the four top level domain name reservations
>    specified in this document and will reserve them for the uses
>    indicated."
> 
> So it's much cleaner and safer to use these reserved names. Who knows
> who'll own xyz.com next year, etc.
> 
> Like I say, a boring comment but I think worth addressing.
> 
> thanks,
> 
> Dan
> 
> ps. another thought in passing; could r2rml configurations be used for
> describing mappings from specific shapes of non-database (ie.
> exported) tabular data, eg. .csv files? Is this a use case you'll
> consider?
> 
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