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Re: RDF/XML does not support numeric terms [was: RE: 8 points for GRDDL (output other than RDF/XML?)]

From: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 16:33:43 +0200 (EET)
To: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
cc: semantic-web@w3.org, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org, newsml-2@yahoogroups.com
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.62.0603101621540.27571@kruuna.helsinki.fi>

On 2006-03-10, Misha Wolf wrote:

> -  CUSIP (eg "037833100", ie Apple Computer)
> -  ISBN (eg "0-321-18578-1", ie The Unicode Standard, Version 4.0)
> -  ISSN (eg "0261-3077", ie The Guardian)
> -  SEDOL (eg "0263494", ie BAE Systems)
> -  Valoren (eg "1203203", ie UBS)

Many such namespaces have already been formally embedded into the URN 
branch (http://www.iana.org/assignments/urn-namespaces) of the URI tree 
(http://www.iana.org/assignments/uri-schemes.html), and namespace 
registration under the info: URI scheme (http://info-uri.info/) ought to 
be easy enough, even if the info: registration hasn't yet formally gone 
through the RFC Editor pipeline. (It has some strong backers, though.) 
Hence, urn:ISSN:0261-3077 and urn:ISBN:0-321-18578-1 are formally 
correct even now, and things like info:lccn/ will be in the near future.

> The IPTC Subject NewsCodes [2] too are numeric (eg "15095000", ie
> Naginata).

I'll guess those live somewhere under 
urn:iptc:workdoc:NMA:0315:1:srs-terms .
Sampo Syreeni, aka decoy - mailto:decoy@iki.fi, tel:+358-50-5756111
student/math+cs/helsinki university, http://www.iki.fi/~decoy/front
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