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RE: silly question about rdf:about

From: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 08:50:49 +0100
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To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>
At 11:26 AM 4/15/02 +0900, Martin Duerst wrote:
>At 17:55 02/04/12 +0100, Graham Klyne wrote:
>>Based on:
>>   :p1 a :Person; :homePage <http://www.NineByNine.org>
>>   :p2 a :Person; :homePage <http://www.ninebynine.org>
>>alone, I'd be hard pushed to conclude :p1 and :p2 both denote the same 
>>And then there's:
>>   :p2 a :Person; :homePage <http://www.%6eineby%6eine.org>
>>where does one draw the line?
>Sorry, but that's not an URI. The URI syntax forbids escapes
>in the host name. Some browsers and other software accept it,
>while others don't.

OK, that was a bad example, dashed off too hurriedly.  But the initial 
point remains:  should URI-scheme knowledge be generally allowable in 
determining the equivalence of a pair of RDF resource identifiers?


Graham Klyne
Received on Monday, 15 April 2002 04:04:28 UTC

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