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Re: RDF validator error

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 11:43:58 -0400
Message-ID: <3F53693E.7090205@mitre.org>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: "Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org>, Art Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>, Charlie Abela <abcharl@keyworld.net>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Perhaps option A could be improved by making the dummy URI that is 
generated be more explicit in describing itself:  like 
"http://example.generatedRelativeToTheLocationOfThisPage.org"

--Frank

Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> 
> 
> 
> 
> Jeremy:
> 
>>>> I suggest one of the following fixes in the validator code:
>>>> a) specify an arbitrary base URI instead of ""
>>>>
>>>> or
>>>> b) tell ARP to ignore this condition
>>>>  setErrorMode(
>>>>     ARPErrorNumbers.WARN_RESOLVING_URI_AGAINST_EMPTY_BASE,
>>>>     ARPErrorNumbers.EM_IGNORE );
>>>>
>>>> Personally I think option (b) is better.
>>>>
> 
> 
> Eric?:
> 
>>> Any particular reason? I have no great preference for A, but it does
>>> seem like the triples generated by allowing unanchored relative URIs
>>> might cause someone trouble down the line.
>>
> 
> 
> 
> I am not unhappy with A.
> 
> My weak pref for B is based on the dummy URI being arbitrary and hence 
> potentially confusing for someone who asks, "where does that URI come 
> from?"
> 
> Admittedly option B may be confusing for someone who says "but the 
> validator permits relative URIs".
> 
> Given A is implemented let's go with that.
> 
> Jeremy
> 


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