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Re: Wording tweaks in Fragment Identifier section

From: Yves Raimond <Yves.Raimond@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:10:19 +0000
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Cc: Gavin Carothers <gavin@topquadrant.com>, RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20111117101018.GA11132@dvbstreamer.national.core.bbc.co.uk>
Hello!

> 
> You mentioned in the call that you didn't like this sentence from the RDF Concepts 1.1 ED:
> 
> [[
> Since IRIs in RDF graphs can denote anything, this can be something external to the representation, or even external to the “shared information space” known as the Web.
> ]]
> 
> In my defense, it's pretty much lifted straight from RDF Concepts 2004:
> 
> [[
> the RDF treatment of a fragment identifier allows it to indicate a thing that is entirely external to the document, or even to the "shared information space" known as the Web. That is, it can be a more general idea, like some particular car or a mythical Unicorn.
> ]]
> 
> I'm inclined to leave the sentence as is. Because … uhm … by getting rid of the Unicorn, the new version is already so vastly improved over the 2004 version that any further changes would just be petty nitpicking ;-)
> 

Heh :-) I agree getting rid of the Unicorn was a very good thing! The only reason I don't like the sentence is that "shared information space", in quotes, which doesn't read very spec-y (and might be confusing for new readers). Would something like the following work?

"or event to the 'shared information space' known as the Web" => "or even to the Web"?

> Explicitly calling out that fragIDs can identify other things than just document parts is sensible here IMO.

Oh yes, I definitely agree on that.

Best,
y

> 
> 
> Gavin, you mentioned you had problems making sense of the last sentence. I changed it to:
> 
> [[
> Likewise, RDF graphs embedded in non-RDF representations with mechanism such as RDFa [RDFA-PRIMER] should use fragment identifiers consistently with the semantics imposed by the host language.
> ]]
> 
> Best,
> Richard
> 
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