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Re: DTB status (on today's agenda)

From: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 10:12:54 +0200
Message-ID: <481ACD06.6020007@inf.unibz.it>
To: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
CC: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>, "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

> 1. Standalone occurrence:
>     foo:bar ---> "expand(foo)bar"^^"http://www.w3.org/2007/rif#iri"
> 
> 2. A ^^-occurrence:
>     "abc"^^foo:bar ----> "abc"^^"expand(foo)bar"
> 
> If you do not like "..." for the after the ^^-part, use '...' or even <...>.
> But, in the latter case, <...> CANNOT be used as a macro. That is,
> 
>    <abc>  --X--> "abc"^^rif:iri.
> 
> is a no-no.
> 
> My proposal allows some simple form of context sensitivity, but not the
> above <...> macro atrocity (if <...> is also used after the ^^).
> I do not see why we need such a macro in the first place, if in most cases
> we will be using foo:bar.

Agreed. We should not have more than 1 shortcut mechanism for IRIs.

> PS. I vaguely remember that Jos may have proposed something similar in the
>     past. 

Yes, I proposed exactly this.


Best, Jos

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