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Re: URIs in examples

From: Thomas Baker <thomas.baker@bi.fhg.de>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:50:13 +0100
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Cc: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050128085013.GA1760@Octavius>

On Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 03:33:33PM +0100, Thomas Baker wrote:
> Bottom line (for the finalization of the SKOS documents): I
> would like to suggest a pause for reflection about the form
> of the URIrefs.  If it is too late for such a pause (e.g.,
> because the notion of "#concept URI" is being implemented and
> getting traction), then I would suggest that the rationale
> for this naming style be captured in a "Naming Policy" for
> SKOS -- something like [3] and [4].  This policy could be as
> simple as a paragraph or two in the core spec.
> [1] http://www.example.com/bananas#concept
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/pim/contact#personalTitle
> [3] http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-namespace/
> [4] http://dublincore.org/documents/naming-policy/


Sorry, I realized after posting that I was confusing two
things here -- on the one hand, the formation of URIrefs for
terms of the SKOS Core vocabulary, such as [1], as cited in
[2]; on the other, the formation of URIrefs for thesaurus
concepts, such as [3], cited in [4].

Assuming the use of "hash URIs" for SKOS terms is fine and
uncontroversial, my comments about "#concept URIs" are relevant
only to the examples in the Guide.  For mere usage examples,
then, one would not need the "Naming Policy for SKOS" that I
had suggested.  Still, the "#concept URIs" look sufficiently
exotic and unexpected (to me at least) that I should think some
form of explanation would be helpful, if only in a footnote.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#CollectableProperty
[2] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/spec/2004-12-17.html
[3] http://www.example.com/bananas#concept
[4] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/guide/2004-11-25.html

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