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Re: A note on CURIE-s in tutorials, primers, examples...

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 08:55:11 -0800
Message-ID: <47C595EF.7010105@adida.net>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
CC: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C RDFa task force <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Shane McCarron wrote:
> 
> This actually raises an interesting point I was agonizing over just 
> yesterday.  Can someone explain to me *why* there is any value at all in 
> permitting a safe_curie in @resource, @about, etc?  If the only value is 
> "the resulting source file is shorter" I don't find that compelling.  I 
> understand why I want to use CURIEs to scope identifiers in @rel, @rev, 
> etc.  I get that they can be deferenced into nifty RDF magic.  But I 
> don't see that making sense for @about or @resource.  I must be missing 
> something.

There's at least one notable use case: pointing to a "named" bnode.

<div about="[_:a]">
    ...
</div>


...

<a rel="foo:bar" resource="[_:a]">...</a>

-Ben
Received on Wednesday, 27 February 2008 16:55:23 GMT

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