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RE: working around the identity crisis

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 18:30:46 -0000
Message-ID: <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C05E50D49@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
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Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, public-esw-thes@w3.org

Hi Benjamin,

> >
> >   http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/water#concept
> >    http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/ice#concept
> >or
> >    http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/water#Water
> >    http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/ice#Ice
> >

Yeah, this style of URI is no good for RDF/OWL Classes or predicates, as it
precludes nice looking qnames (such as 'skos:prefLabel').  

However, this isn't usually a major concern for RDF descriptions of concepts
from thesauri, as these are generally not used as classes or predicates. 

> I actually like  #-vocabs very much as they are usually using the
> rdf:ID construct which makes them easier to read (and yes, 
> "view-source"-
> friendliness *can* help the SemWeb grow ;). 

Couldn't you just use rdf:about with relative URIs and an xml:base?  Gives
you same reader-friendliness as rdf:ID, and doesn't restrict you to a hash
namespace.

> could be a nice solution both camps could be
> happy with, though. (provided that tools supported such a 
> feature. 

It is a nice compromise, but the qname restriction is going to kill it I
think for most RDF vocabularies.

Al.


> I'll
> have a thought or two on that..)
> 
> regards,
> benjamin
> 
> --
> Benjamin Nowack
> 
> Kruppstr. 100
> 45145 Essen, Germany
> http://www.bnode.org/
> 
> >Al.
> >
> >
> >>
> >> >If this has been discussed to death before, please feel free
> >> to tell me
> >> >so and/or provide a pointer to such a discussion.
> >> one related thread ("pound sign vs. slash as final URI delimiter")
> >> starts at [1]
> >>
> >> [1]
> >> 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/2004Feb/0117.html
>>
>> regards,
>> benjamin
>>
>> --
>> Benjamin Nowack
>>
>> Kruppstr. 100
>> 45145 Essen, Germany
>> http://www.bnode.org/
>>
>> @ DERI Galway from 2004-10-01 to 2004-12-02
>> http://www.deri.ie/
>>
>>
>>
>> >
>> >Cheers,
>> >
>> >Jeen
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