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Re: IRI guidance

From: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Date: Mon, 02 May 2011 14:21:27 -0700
Message-ID: <4DBF2057.9060705@topquadrant.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 4/29/2011 6:42 AM, Alex Hall wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org 
> <mailto:eric@w3.org>> wrote:
>
>     [[
>     6.2 RDF Graph
>     An RDF triple contains three components:
>
>        * the subject, which is an IRI or a blank node
>        * the predicate, which is an IRI
>        * the object, which is an IRI, a literal or a blank node
>     …
>     6.4 IRI
>
>     An IRI within an RDF graph (an RDF URI reference) is a Unicode string
>     [UNICODE] that conforms to the definition of an IRI in RFC2397 [IRI].
>     Implementations may issue warnings concerning the use of RDF terms
>     designated to be IRIs but which are not conformant to the IRI
>     definition.
>
>
> I wonder if it's too confusing to mention IRI and RDF URI reference in 
> the same breath, in the very first sentence no less?  I'd prefer to 
> keep URIs out of the discussion as much as possible.
>
>
+1
I coined the term "RDF URI Reference" in 2002 or so, to mean "a not yet 
quite standardized IRI".
Now that the historic context that needed that term has gone, I would 
suggest that it should not be used at all, ever. Just globally replace 
it with IRI

Jeremy
Received on Monday, 2 May 2011 21:21:52 GMT

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