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Re: CURIEs vs. QNames

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 13:10:15 -0500
To: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@afp.com>
Cc: "'Mark Birbeck'" <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>, "'Henry S. Thompson'" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Message-ID: <877jbjc8oo.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@afp.com> was heard to say:
| Hi Norman,
|> My concern is that you seem to be introducing a new way to define
|> something that is lexically indistinguishable from and conceptually
|> similar to a QName that may appear in contexts where QNames may
|> appear.
| CURIEs are lexically different from QNames:

Different, or a superset?

| With "cat" defined as "http://iptc.org/category/" (it's an example),
| consider:  <iptc:subject code="cat:15000000" />
| "cat:15000000", after being expanded to "http://iptc.org/category/15000000",
| could unambiguously identify the concept "Sport".

But wouldn't

  <iptc:subject code="cat:sport" />

mean that "cat:sport", after being expanded to "http://iptc.org/category/sport",
could unambiguously identify the concept "Sport"?

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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