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Re: does RDF require understanding all 82 URI schemes?

From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 13:59:06 -0500
Message-ID: <036201c09201$367edc00$0a2e249b@nemc.org>
To: "David Megginson" <david@megginson.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
David Megginson wrote:

> Peter F. Patel-Schneider writes:
>
>  > 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.
>
> On the contrary, I believe that RDF should treat URIs as opaque
> strings.
>

There is one issue where RDF cannot easily treat a URI as opaque:

To serialize an RDF model as XML, the predicate URI needs to be converted
into a QName.

-Jonathan
Received on Thursday, 8 February 2001 14:13:08 GMT

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