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Re: Fwd: Put <> around URIs. Re: draft CURIE draft feedback

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:21:24 +0200
To: "Shane McCarron" <shane@aptest.com>, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: "W3C RDFa task force" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, "XHTML WG" <public-xhtml2@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t9pgpyk5smjzpq@acer3010>

Yes, I have long meditated on the idea of suggesting the possibility of  
using

	<link rel="<http://www.example.com/index>" href="..." />

but I don't think it means that the [] should or needs to be removed. In  
fact, you need both for consistency:

	dc:creator 	and	<http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator>
in CURIE contexts, and
	[dc:creator]	and 	http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator
in URI contexts.

Steven

On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:37:04 +0200, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>  
wrote:

>
> I don't hate this.  However, I am copying the XHTML 2 Working Group  
> because they are the keepers of the CURIE spec.  It would eliminate the  
> "SafeCURIE" production altogether, and instead change the URIorCURIE  
> production to be one where URIs are delimited. Mark?
>
> Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>>
>> This is a comment I made earlier in a TAG context but thought I would  
>> repeat here.
>> It seems silly to distinguish curies from URIs in a way which makes the  
>> short form longer.
>> Why not make the short curie the default, and allow a longer syntax for  
>> the case in which someone wants to put a full URI?
>>
>> Thus not
>>
>>     <a zref="[book:ch1]">
>>     <a zref="http://books.example.com/20078-3-789/book#ch1">
>>
>> but
>>
>>     <a zref="book:ch1">
>>     <a zref="<http://books.example.com/20078-3-789/book#ch1>">
>> or
>>     <a zref="[http://books.example.com/20078-3-789/book#ch1]">
>>
>> This not only minimizes the number of characters in abbreviated case  
>> rather than the longhand case, it also uses a convention common  
>> elsewhere in N3 and SPARQL.  Clearly a superior solution, better for  
>> the documents and better for learning.
>>
>> Tim
>>
>
Received on Wednesday, 16 April 2008 13:22:01 GMT

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