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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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> 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.

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

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