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Re: rel=CURIE in RDFa, but rel=URI in Link:

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 19:07:52 +0100
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5br67qa747.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Dan Connolly writes:

> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:33 -0400, Jonathan Rees wrote:
>> I was under the impression that the founding fathers meant for Link:  
>> and <link> to be compatible. We seem to have lost that possibility  
>> now, due to lack of coordination between groups working independently  
>> on extensions to HTTP and XHTML.
>
> They're still compatible if you consider both CURIEs and
> URI references as syntactic sugar for URIs.

But URI refs and CURIEs overlap lexically -- how are you supposed to
tell whether mailto:robin is a URI reference or a CURIE?  The TAG is
on record [1] as saying CURIEs should not be deployed in existing
contexts where URIs are currently specified.

ht

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html-editor/2008JanMar/0014.html
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