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RE: What to do about namespace derived URI refs... (long)

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 09:35:30 +0300
Message-ID: <6D1A8E7871B9D211B3B00008C7490AA50795872F@treis03nok>
To: seth@robustai.net, Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Cc: Ora.Lassila@nokia.com

> Seth Russell:
> ...then the RDF cannot tell the difference between
> descriptions of the abstract thing and descriptions of web page.

Yes. Exactly. And one might argue that a URI ref to an element
ID in an XML Schema is a reference to the definition of a concept
in the schema, not the concept itself! 

> Seth Russell:
> I would encourage you to go through the formal process of 
> registering 'hrn'
> as a official URN and would be glad to lend whatever 
> assistance I can in
> this regard.  

> But why something obscure like 'hrn' why not 
> name this schema
> 'name'  ... we deserve to have legitimate names don't we ?  

Absolutely. I wrote my HRN example on-the-fly, late at night,
and focusing more on trying to capture some essential qualities
rather than craft an official proposal for a new URN scheme.

I agree that something more mnemonic such as 'name' would be
much better. I like it. 

> Sean's tag
> proposal is also a workable option, imho.  But I don't think 
> we need both ..
> one or the other would do.

Perhaps Sean would be interested in
a combined effort for a 'name' URN scheme that would correspond
to the hierarchical path syntax defined by my HRN example along
with an optional temporal field for those applications which
require names that are temporally as well as globally unique.


> Seth Russell
> language: Semenglish
> Identity
>     semName "Identity"
>     semUri "urn:name:robustai.net/concepts/Identity"
>     seeUrl  http://robustai.net/ai/identity.htm .



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