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Re: Why bound prefixes are an anti-pattern in language design

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 23:37:13 +0000 (UTC)
To: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Cc: RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908112334300.28566@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 12 Aug 2009, Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> >
> > You might not care about these authors, but I do.
> that's unkind and also not true.

Ah, then I misunderstood your previous e-mail. What did you mean by 'if an 
author doesnt understand this when he is "copy and pasting" then really 
its his look out not mine'?

> you do not think org.example.animal.cat is a long string fair enough, I 
> personally dislike it its unintuitive and frankly ugly, and truthfully 
> it surprises me that you take them so seriously

I certainly would prefer a shorter fully-qualified string. URIs are 
longer. What else is there?

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