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Re: [rdfmsQnameUriMapping-6] CLOSED: Algorithm for creating a URI from a QName?

From: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 22:21:09 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <0EF50A64-3040-11D8-B8BA-000A95BA5A2C@openhealth.org>
> Jonathan,
>
> At their 15 Nov 2003 ftf meeting, the TAG resolved
> issue rdfmsQnameUriMapping-6, which you raised [2].
> The TAG summarized the resolution as:
>
>   "The use of Qnames as identifiers without providing a mapping to
>    URIs is inconsistent with Web Architecture. See the TAG finding
>    Using Qualified Names (QNames) as Identifiers in Content [3]."

Yes. Regarding mapping(s) I agree with Tim Bray's comment that there 
does not currently exist a consensus, and while I would prefer *one* 
mechanism for mapping QNames <-> URIs, that is life. At present what 
has been said is the best one can do.

Of note, in the meantime, RDF Core and WebOnt have finalized the 
mechanism for indicating datatypes as URIs, not QNames, so the partial 
resolution to this issue doesn't cause a problem for the current PRs. 
It would still be great to get a URI for an arbitrary XML Schema 
datatype, which would allow future RDF and OWL WGs to more effectively 
use arbitrary datatypes.

>
> I also note that the Architecture Document includes text on
> the relationship between QNames and URIs; see section 4.5.5 in
> the 28 Nov Editor's Draft [4].
>
> Please let us know whether you are satisfied with this outcome.
> Thanks again for your help and contributions,

Yes. Thanks

Jonathan
Received on Tuesday, 16 December 2003 22:23:05 GMT

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