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Re: CURIEs: how we got here

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 07:57:31 -0500
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1151413051.16839.498.camel@dirk.w3.org>

On Tue, 2006-06-27 at 14:35 +0200, Steven Pemberton wrote:
> CURIEs have come about from the work to integrate RDF in XHTML. I shall  
> try and summarise some of the threads here.
> 
> For instance to generate the necessary triples from
> 
> 	<meta property="dc:creator">Dan Connolly</meta>
> 
> it is necessary to recognise 'dc:creator' is a URI. Is this a QName?  
> Pretty much, sort of. But a QName can only generate a subset of the URIs,  
> since the suffix can only be a name (whilst the prefix can represent any  
> URI-head). The obvious step is to allow the suffix to be any URI-tail, and  
> then you can contract any URI.

I don't recall reading any specs that say the suffix can be any
URI-tail. I'd appreciate a pointer.
Is property="acme:property/" allowed? How does
one contract the URI http://acme.com/property/ ?

See also...
http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-qnames-cant-represent-all-uris

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