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Re: Towards a TAG consideration of CURIEs

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 11:56:32 +0100
Message-ID: <640dd5060704130356x4ab7ba5ete99aefaaf2c8f7dd@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>
Cc: "Misha Wolf" <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>, www-tag@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, public-xg-mmsem@w3.org, newsml-g2@yahoogroups.com

Hi David,

Haven't we just gone round in a very big circle?

> Misha,
>
> Would it be feasible to mandate a particular prefix as part of all
> taxonomy IDs, such as "code:"?  For example:
>
>        < . . . xml:id="code:12345" . . . >
>        < . . . xml:id="code:foo" . . . >

code:12345 is not a valid QName. That's the whole point for proposing
an alternative to QNames. (In other words, the problem is not URI
construction per se, but encoding those URIs using QNames.)

There is no reason why this _should_ be a valid QName, since QNames
were devised essentially for naming elements and attributes. But that
doesn't help when abbreviating URIs.

Regards.

Mark

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