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RE: Linked Data Platform ISSUE-20: What is the base URI of a POSTed document?

From: Steve Battle <steve.battle@sysemia.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:36:45 +0100
To: "'Kingsley Idehen'" <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005301cda7bd$d7eb1de0$87c159a0$@sysemia.co.uk>
>> I think Andy was saying that that the RDF triples - containing absolute
URIs - are the data.
> But that simply isn't accurate. 

I can only re-iterate:-
<http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-concepts/#section-Graph-URIref>. This discusses
the underlying RDF model where,  "RDF URI references are ...  constrained to
be an absolute rather than a relative URI reference."

>> Part of the issue is that relative URIs are not permitted in an RDF
model, so any relative URIs need to be fixed (made absolute) at the time the
representation (Turtle) is parsed.
> I don't know how you arrived at the conclusion that relative URIs are not
permitted in an RDF model. Again, I've written a whole series of DIY Linked
Data Deployment notes based on Turtle documents that leverage relative URIs.
It just works. 

Yes - you're correct when we're in the talking about many RDF serializations
including Turtle;  <http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-concepts/#section-Graph-URIref>
also states that, "concrete syntaxes, such as RDF/XML, may permit relative
URIs as a shorthand for such absolute URI references."

Steve
Received on Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:37:16 UTC

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