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Re: CURIE proposal ...

From: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:18:06 +0100
Message-ID: <480DAD4E.3080300@deri.org>
To: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
CC: "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Jos de Bruijn wrote:
> I think we should have a shortcut mechanism for IRIs in the presentation 
> syntax, since they are the most common kind of identifier used in the 
> language.
> I also think that we only need to have *one* mechanism for that.
> We do not need to define a completely new parsable presentation syntax. 
>  I also do not think we need to have a general shortcut mechanism in the 
> presentation syntax.  For one thing, we don't have much time.
> Therefore, I would suggest to adopt the following suggestions by Axel:
>> 1) We use UNQUOTED prefix:ncname to denote CURIEs which expand to 
>  > 4) For symbol space IRIs (i.e. IRIs after the ^^) we only allow eithr
>  > the unquoted prefix:ncname writing or the angle bracketted name.

that is basically the current status. And I was only suggesting some 
slight syntactic sugar to make things more readable.
a) a prefix definition mechanism (adopted 1:1 from SPARQL, i.e. nothing new)
b) (unquoted) curies are also allowed for the first part
c) a stand-alone CURIE a:b is a shortcut for a:b^^rif:iri, i.e. a 
shortcut for "the expanded IRI for a:b"^^rif:iri
d) angle brackets ( <iri> )serve as shortcut for "iri"^^rif:iri or if 
you want to write a full iri as symspace 

> 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.

why? if unquoted, I don't see any problem with allowing curies there, 
although I can live without b) if you buy in c)


Dr. Axel Polleres, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
email: axel.polleres@deri.org  url: http://www.polleres.net/

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