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From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 20:20:50 +0000
Message-ID: <4228C322.8050903@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: SWBPD <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>


(Note draft message: resolution has not been put)

Subject: httpRange-14

At our face-to-face meeting at the technical plenary the Semantic Web 
Best Practices and Deployment WG resolved unaminously that:

  - an http URI without a hash MAY be used to identify an RDF property

where MAY is understood in terms of RFC 2119
and identify is understood in terms of RFC 3986

Our primary concerns are:
   - deployed semantic web applications such as Dublin Core [1], 
Friend-of-a-friend [2], and Creative Commons [3] that use such URIs

Other important concerns are:
   - the practical difficulty of using '#' namespace URIs for large 
vocabularies such as wordnet
   - the impossibility of doing server side redirects on '#' URIs


The TAG's failure to resolve this issue is impacting the work of the 
following SWBPD WG Task Forces:
   - Vocabulary Management
   - Porting Thesauri
   - WordNet
   - RDF/Topic Maps Interoperability
(see WG homepage for TF list and more information [4])

A resolution by the TAG that an http URI without a hash MAY NOT be used 
to identify an RDF property would require a significant redeployment of 
Semantic Web activity effort, and cause a very large amount of difficulty.



[1] DC URI
[2] FOAF URI
[3] CC URI
[4] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/#Tasks
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