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Re: xsd:anyURI - was: HTTPS and the Semantic Web

From: Nathan Rixham <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 16:55:13 +0100
Message-ID: <CANiy74wJfJWp7DWy8xcT2167iXhJJoaTuBKZvGn9V2J4CDVZKQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
Cc: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>
>  The day that that "a" in Turtle/SPARQL represents
https://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type instead  of
http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type will be the day when RDF
breaks.

If RDF breaks because somebody can't open a file and string replace a with
b in some code then save, a 20 second fix, it's already broken.

On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 4:40 PM, Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
wrote:

>
> Hello Henry,
>
> On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 04:18:47PM +0200, Henry Story wrote:
> > We should see this large movement as an opportunity to fix a lot of
> other problems that have come
> > up in Linked Data. For example it could allow us to move away from 303
> redirects to hash urls that are much
> > more efficient, and finally put that old discussion to rest.
>
> Ha! Let the games begin! :-)
>
> Seriously, I cannot believe we are having this discussion. The day that
> that "a"
> in Turtle/SPARQL represents
> https://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
> instead of http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type will be the day
> when RDF breaks. Leave it as it is.
>
> All those URI changing fixes to get rid of technical debt will mean a lot
> of
> pain for a lot of people - unless you can come up with a scheme where those
> fixes are handled transparently by the software. I am not talking of
> reasoners
> here. A large fraction of the users don't use them because they are a PITA.
> RDF should stay accessible for people who are not top of the range and use
> hard-coded URIs in their code.
>
> Maybe we can come up with a completely new RDF where "Cool URIs don't
> change"
> is enforced technically? ;-)
>
> Regards,
>
> Michael Brunnbauer
>
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