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Re: CURIE proposal ...

From: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:11:55 +0200
Message-ID: <480DABDB.6040704@inf.unibz.it>
To: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
CC: "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Michael Kifer wrote:
> Jos wrote:
>> Therefore, I would suggest to adopt the following suggestions by Axel:
>>> 1) We use UNQUOTED prefix:ncname to denote CURIEs which expand to QUOTED 
>>> IRIs
>>  > 4) For symbol space IRIs (i.e. IRIs after the ^^) we only allow eithr
>>  > the unquoted prefix:ncname writing or the angle bracketted name.
>> i.e.,
>> mailto:chris = "http://....#chris"^^rif:iri = 
>> "http://....#chris"^^http://.....#iri
>> CURIES should *not* be allowed as the first part of a constant name, 
>> i.e., my:curie^^rif:iri should not be allowed.
> I really dislike this particular proposal. It appears to me as an ugly
> hack.  In some contexts a macro would expand into just a concatenation and
> in other contexts into a concatenation plus ^^rif:iri. Yuck!
> I am more sympathetic to shortcuts where macro-expansion is well-defined.
> For example, in unquoted contexts and inside <...> (which can be used as
> a shortcut for urls). Then you can have
> <mailto:cris> = "http://....#chris"^^rif:iri = "http://....#chris"^^http://.....#iri

I thought this would be best to use something people are already 
familiar with, but I would not be against this proposal.

Best, Jos

> 	--michael  

Jos de Bruijn            debruijn@inf.unibz.it
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