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RE: IRIs - proposed resolution

From: Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:51:13 -0400
Message-ID: <52E301F960B30049ADEFBCCF1CCAEF590DB43069@OAEXCH4SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "Karen Coyle" <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: "Tom Baker" <tbaker@tbaker.de>, "Martin J. D?rst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, "Andrew Cunningham" <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>, "Felix Sasaki" <felix.sasaki@dfki.de>, "Antoine Isaac" <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, <public-xg-lld@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Karen,

Unfortunately "URI" isn't "by definition" an umbrella term that includes
IRIs. My minimalistic edit was intended to sidestep the issue with a
conjunction "URI and IRI". 

I'm not sure the RDF reference is needed here, but its presence is "such
as" rather than "MUST", which might make it more palatable.

Jeff

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Coyle [mailto:kcoyle@kcoyle.net]
> Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:31 AM
> To: Young,Jeff (OR)
> Cc: Tom Baker; Martin J. D?rst; Andrew Cunningham; Felix Sasaki;
> Antoine Isaac; public-xg-lld@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org
> Subject: RE: IRIs - proposed resolution
> 
> Jeff,
> 
> I thought we weren't going to say that linked data MUST use RDF --
> that we were trying for a broader definition of linked data. Did we
> decide otherwise?
> 
> And I would suggest that our definition should be simpler. Your final
> sentence is actually a great starting point:
> 
> Linked Data. Linked Data defines relationships between things --
> relationships that can be used for navigating between, or integrating,
> information from multiple sources. Linked Data uses Uniform Resource
> Identifiers (URIs) as globally unique identifiers for all resources.
> URIs can be Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs), which are
> Web addresses that support Unicode.
> 
> kc
> 
> Quoting "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>:
> 
> > I repositioned the IRI sentence to sidestep the problematic claim
> that
> > all IRIs are URIs. It doesn't seem to flow very well, though.
> >
> >      *Linked Data*.  "Linked Data" refers to data published in
> > accordance with
> >      principles [2] designed to facilitate linkages among datasets,
> > element
> >      sets, and value vocabularies.  Linked Data uses (Web) Uniform
> > Resource
> >      Identifiers (URIs) [3] and Internationalized Resource
> Identifiers
> > (IRIs) [4] -- Web addresses [5] that
> >      support the non-Latin scripts of Unicode [6] -- as globally
> unique
> > identifiers for any kind of
> >      resources. This is analogous to the library world's identifiers
> for
> > authority
> >      control -- and provides data using standards such as the
> Resource
> >      Description Framework (RDF) [7].  Linked Data defines
> >      relationships between things -- relationships that can be used
> for
> >      navigating between, or integrating, information from multiple
> > sources.
> >
> >  [1]
> >
>
http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Scope&diff=63
> 6
> > 8&oldid=6360
> >  [2] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
> >  [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier
> >  [4] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3987
> >  [5] http://www.w3.org/International/articles/idn-and-iri/
> >  [6] http://unicode.org
> >  [7] http://www.w3.org/RDF/
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Karen Coyle
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> 
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