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Re: URIs in @rel and @property...

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:31:57 +0000
Message-ID: <640dd5060911160331o7edc151cle6f6d87a3e2ba572@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Cc: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Hi Ben,

I don't want to detract from your broader point, but I do just want to
pick up on one thing you said:

> I am a little bit concerned about supporting plain CURIEs in @about, @href,
> and @resource. For one, the use case is *very* limited, since the whole
> point of prefixes is to reuse vocabularies, and that applies to predicates,
> not to subjects and objects.

This is the point I was trying to get at in my 'tokenisation' discussion [1].

As you say, prefixes have always been used for vocabulary mappings,
but this has meant that the technique is inadequate when it comes to
mapping full URIs -- hence the development of the CURIE approach.

But also, setting the pattern as:


is exactly why every document begins with so many prefix declarations.

My suggestion in the tokenisation document is to move away from
working out how to map vocabularies to prefixes, and instead, to work
out how to map between URIs and tokens.



[1] <http://webbackplane.com/mark-birbeck/blog/2009/04/30/tokenising-the-semantic-web>

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