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RDF-ISSUE-44 (rdfms-qnames-can't-represent-all-uris): Revisit "The RDF XML syntax cannot represent all possible Property URI's" [Cleanup tasks]

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Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 01:15:28 +0000
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RDF-ISSUE-44 (rdfms-qnames-can't-represent-all-uris): Revisit "The RDF XML syntax cannot represent all possible Property URI's" [Cleanup tasks]

http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/44

Raised by: David Wood
On product: Cleanup tasks

See http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-qnames-cant-represent-all-uris
rdfms-qnames-can't represent-all-uris: The RDF XML syntax cannot
represent all possible Property URI's.

CONTINUE: Noted, RDF/XML does not allow all possible property URIs to
be represented. This issue remains open, while the WG explores the
impact of IRIs on RDF; however
RDF/XML is unlikely to change beyond the basic minimum needed. Other
formats (Turtle, n-triples) are available as alternatives to RDF/XML
where difficult property
names are unavoidable. Vocabulary authors have an incentive to choose
RDF property URIs that will work with all syntaxes, including classic
RDF/XML."

Richard proposes to CLOSE instead:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-wg/2011Apr/0345.html
"This is a long-known problem in RDF/XML, users have learned to live with it, there is no easy fix, and updating from URIrefs to IRIs is unlikely to change anything here."

Several people supported closing this issue.
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