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Re: RDF validator error

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 07:56:41 -0400
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Art Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>, Charlie Abela <abcharl@keyworld.net>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030902115641.GA29065@w3.org>

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 11:43:58AM -0400, Frank Manola wrote:
> 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

The current one may be acceptable in this regard as it generates ones like
  http://www.w3.org/RDF/Validator/run/1062074071150#fragmentHere
where the run number is unique each time (unless two requests come in in
the same milisecond).

> 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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