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RE: Summary of the QName to URI Mapping Problem

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 15:03:29 +0300
Message-ID: <2BF0AD29BC31FE46B78877321144043114BF95@trebe003.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: aswartz@upclink.com
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, SCranefield@infoscience.otago.ac.nz


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Aaron Swartz [mailto:aswartz@upclink.com]
> Sent: 16 August, 2001 19:55
> To: Stickler Patrick (NRC/Tampere)
> Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org; SCranefield@infoscience.otago.ac.nz
> Subject: Re: Summary of the QName to URI Mapping Problem
> 
> 
> On Thursday, August 16, 2001, at 06:25  AM, 
> Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:
> 
> > Nobody can rightfully tell me that the above URI scheme is 
> > invalid (even
> > if they wouldn't necessarily choose to use it) or that I must 
> > accept the
> > invalid and meaningless URI "urn:partax:(foo)bar" (invalid 
> because it
> > violates the partax URI scheme syntax and meaningless 
> because no such
> > resource exists) instead of the correct 
> "urn:partax:(foo(bar))" as the
> > URI of my resource within any arbitrary RDF context running on 
> > any machine
> > anywhere in the SW. Sorry. Nope. No way.
> 
> Yes, there is a bug in RDF/XML with regards to this. Use 
> N-Triples or N3 or something instead. 

Well, I'd rather use the standard (and see it fixed). I could
use those, or just as well roll my own serialization model, but 
that doesn't mean that I can expect that any arbitrary SW agent 
is going to be able to eat my data...

> There is an issue about 
> this on the list, but I agree, it is a problem.

Thank you. Perhaps you can then explain why it is a problem to
Dan and the others who don't seem to understand what I'm talking
about...

Cheers,

Patrick

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