[SKOS] URIs and IRIs



> *RESOLUTION: Close ISSUE-86 with and Appendix saying "URIs are used to 
> identity resources of type skos:Concept and skos:ConceptScheme. The 
> SKOS Reference does not require specific behaviour when dereferencing 
> those URIs. It is, however, strongly recommended that publishers of 
> vocabularies follow the guidelines for Best Practice Recipes [REF] and 
> Cool URIS [REF]."*

I was recently pointed at the possibility to use IRIs [1] for 
identifying resources. I'm almost a complete newcomer to this. Is it 
allowed in RDF? should we mention IRIs in our documents?
(it seems that there is a mapping between IRIs and URIs, and latest 
versions of W3C standard mention IRIs, e.g. SPARQL [2], RDFa [3] and 
Cool URIs)

Ss said I'm a complete rookie, maybe this issue has a trivial answer...



[1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3987.txt
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-query/#QSynIRI
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-rdfa-syntax-20080620/#ref_IRI

Received on Monday, 7 July 2008 16:37:20 UTC