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Re: isIRI or isURI

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 19:16:16 +0100
Message-ID: <434D52F0.8020402@hp.com>
To: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
CC: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>

Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 01:51:12PM +0100, Seaborne, Andy wrote:
>>The document uses both isIRI (sec 11.2) and isURI (example, grammar).  The 
>>tests uses isURI.  I can't find a use isIRI in the email archives.
>>Which should it be?  Or both?
>> says:
>>"Returns whether a variable is bound to a URI."
>>which should be IRI?
> isIRI is correct.
> Revision 1.506  2005/10/11 13:42:03  eric
> ~ s/isIri/isURI/ -- some snuck back in but AndyS caught them.

I'd like to see both "isURI()" and "isIRI()" because "URI" is the commonly 
used term.  I am glad we are using IRIs - I just don't think that means 
exclusive to common practice.

I did a completely ad hoc experiment: I used Google to search for some
terms.  Results:

RDF IRI      =>      50,300 hits
RDF URI      =>   2,040,000 hits
RDF URI IRI  =>      23,000 hits

For RDF IRI, www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-query/ is the #2 hit after rdf-concepts


PS Yes - I'm biased - I have released code using "isURI" but there is also 
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