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re: does RDF require understanding all 82 URI schemes?

From: Roland Schwaenzl <Roland.Schwaenzl@mathematik.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 16:03:21 +0100 (MET)
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To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, david@megginson.com

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> Peter F. Patel-Schneider writes:
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>  > In an e-mail discussion Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> mentioned
>  > the existance of a data: URI Scheme.  I was wondering if RDF
>  > parsers are supposed to understand all 82 URI schemes and what they
>  > are supposed to do with them.
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> On the contrary, I believe that RDF should treat URIs as opaque
> strings.


That's what the spec is saying. [URI] is the syntax for naming resources. No further knowledge about uri's and use of uri's is 
part of RDF - but of course could be vital to applications building on top of RDF. 


best regards
rs

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> All the best,
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> David
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