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Re: [Fwd: xmlns, uri+name pairs or just uris..? Clarification needed.]

From: Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN <champin@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 13:22:21 +0200
Message-ID: <3993E1ED.57D34127@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
To: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Dan Brickley wrote:
> > the document/document fragment describing a property is *not* the property, and they should not be mandated to have the same URI (though I admit this is a very practical way of naming properties...)
> 
> This used to bother me a lot, until I came to a more abstract view of
> what something like http://www.w3.org/Icons/w3c_main is a name for.
> Or something like http://example.com/xmlns-evocab/v1.
> 
> It's a 'thing known to the Web' that can expose different renderings of
> itself according to contextual circumstance.

That's why I don't see why a property is mandated to have its URI of the form

  http://somewhere.org/someschema#propname

A property named

  uuid:04374285-aa7a-45b6-84d9-e88f2746171e

is just as fine to me, and some adequate service should be able to retrieve the part of 
http://somewhere.org/someschema defining it !

  Pierre-Antoine

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