Re: Data Identification section (was Re: reviewing the BP doc)

On Aug 12, 2015, at 7:56 AM, Phil Archer <> wrote:

>> * ?R?
>> URI, URL, URN, IRI. Just use URI everywhere and add something like:
>>   "In this specification, the term URI is used for the identification schemes: URI, URL, URN and IRI ..."
>> This is line with the recommendation in RFC3986
>>   " ... Future specifications and related documentation should use the general term "URI" rather than the more restrictive terms "URL" and "URN" ..."
> But we *want* to be restrictive. We're only talking about HTTP URIs, we're not talking about URNs, or even URLs. Hence I think we need to say something, no?

Funny, I take the fact that we want to be restricted to discussing URIs as a reason *not* to add a discussion about them vs. URNs or URLs. The fact that we use a term in our document doesnít mean that we have to define it. It is defined elsewhere in W3C space plenty. Our document is already annoyingly long; letís help readers get to what is helpful information and leave out discussion that is not unique to publishing data on the web.

Annette Greiner
NERSC Data and Analytics Services
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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