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Re: names, URIs and ontologies

From: <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 13:39:17 +0100
To: " - *champin@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr" <champin@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Cc: " - *www-rdf-logic@w3.org" <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>
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Pierre-Antoine,

> The ideal URI for boston would be city:/USA/Massachusets/Boston
> It assumes that the "city:" scheme is commonly agreed on,
> but any kind of public name has to do that agreement assumption.

Why not just declare city as a namespaceprefix? You can have as many
as you want (commonly agreed on or not) and scoped just as you want.
We found a lot of motivation in http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Webize.html
   [[[
   Namespaces c and u are introduced for two reasons: for brevity,
   as repeating them in the code would have been too cumbersome;
   and for syntactic reasons as URIs tend to contain characters which
   would be ambiguous with other syntax is allowed in SQL column names.
   ]]]

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Jos De Roo
Received on Monday, 30 October 2000 07:41:24 GMT

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