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Re: Rationalizing the term URI

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 11:08:07 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <87znpraly0.fsf@nwalsh.com>

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/ "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org> was heard to say:
| URI reference - a string used in a language to specify a URI, for which
| relative form may be used where a base exists. ((This is not the only way of
| specifying the value of a URI - one can use various
| character sets, namespace prefixes, etc))

Until the TAG solves rdfmsQnameUriMapping-6, I'd want to be very
careful in what we say about namespace prefixes specifying URI
references.

Namespace prefixes are part of a syntactic device for constructing a
QName which is a (URI, local-name) tuple, but they aren't URIs.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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