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[SKOS] URIs and IRIs

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 18:36:48 +0200
Message-ID: <48724620.8080002@few.vu.nl>
To: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hello,

About

> *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...

Cheers,

Antoine

[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
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