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Re: absolute-URIs-with-optional-fragmenmt-identifiers

From: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 15:44:54 +0100
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To: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Cc: RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

I have much sympathy with the concerns you raise.  But...

>:We :between ( [a :Rock] [ a :Place ; :feel :Hard ] ) .
>"We're between a rock and a hard place."

... much as we might wish to fix this problem, I think that it's beyond our 
charter to do so, for reasons of backwards compatibility.


At 09:33 AM 9/20/01 -0500, Aaron Swartz wrote:
>On Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 04:44  AM, Graham Klyne wrote:
>>   URI-view = absoluteURI [ '#' fragment ]
>I didn't realize we'd get around to this issue so soon, but to warn the 
>Working Group, I believe that these "URI-views", or whatever we wish to 
>call them, should be removed from the RDF spec. It seems odd to claim 
>we're the "Resource Description Framework" when many of the identifiers we 
>use have no binding to Resources!
>RDF needs to respect the layers it's building on top of, and the URI spec 
>is one of those.
>More information on the issue is at:
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/2001May/0137.html
>Which perhaps should be linked to rdfms-fragments on the Issues List.
>[ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]

Graham Klyne
Received on Thursday, 20 September 2001 10:55:07 UTC

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