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Re: Spaces in an ID, e.g., "Top Secret"?

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 15:16:08 +0100
To: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030514141608.GM12272@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 09:59:14AM -0400, Roger L. Costello wrote:
> <owl:Class rdf:ID="Classification"/>
> 
> <Classification rdf:ID="TopSecret"/>
> 
> Note that I named it "TopSecret" and not "Top Secret", since there
> cannot be a space in an ID value.
> 
> A couple of days ago I presented this naming idea to some intel folks
> and they rejected it violently ...  "The security label is 'Top Secret'
> not TopSecret.  If ontologies cannot support a space then ontologies
> cannot be used".

That is only the URI, it could equally be "class_4353" the class also has
a label, rdfs:label I believe, which could be used for hunam readable
strings.

- Steve
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2003 10:16:12 GMT

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