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Re: CURIEs: A proposal

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 14:39:10 +0200
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "Misha Wolf" <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tbsvvvpgsmjzpq@acer3010.lan>

On Tue, 27 Jun 2006 01:10:38 +0200, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
>> 	CURIEs are a way of abbreviating URIs.
>
> Not as far as I can tell. From what I can tell, CURIEs
> are a collection of ways of abbreviating URIs. At
> least, that's what's proposed in
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2006Jun/0007.html

I think that depends on your point of view, and is not really an essential  
distinction. Are URIs a method of assigning a name to a resource, or a  
collection of methods? Depends on whether you look at the syntax of a URI  
or what happens when the URI is dereferenced.

Misha's proposal is at the moment just that: a proposal; I have some  
sympathy for the ability to define separate methods for concatenating the  
prefix and suffix of a CURIE (the XHTML namespace, like so many, doesn't  
end in a slash or a hash, and so using QNames I would have to learn to  
live with http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtmlindex for the 'index' rel rather  
than http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/index or  
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml#index), however, I currently prefer the  
simplicity of just using concatenation.

Steven
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