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Re: CURIE objections in HTML5+RDFa

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:00:37 -0500
Message-ID: <499C30A5.9090402@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Using full URIs exposes the cost of the actual usability problem 
> to the RDF community instead of making adjacent communities bear
> the cost through complication to their formats.

Let me attempt to summarize your e-mail.

You believe that full URIs are less bad than CURIEs, but feel that full
URIs are still a bad solution for the semantic web. You are concerned
that if RDFa fails to garner decent adoption rates, that HTML5 will then
contain unnecessary cruft for supporting CURIEs.

Could you provide at least one alternate mechanism? The mechanism should
not use full URIs, and should addresses most, if not all, of the
problems solved by using full URIs?

-- manu

Manu Sporny
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Scaling Past 100,000 Concurrent Web Service Requests
Received on Wednesday, 18 February 2009 16:10:09 UTC

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