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Re: tag URIs (was Re: New Intro to RDF)

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 11:14:00 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0510060214v22b2e9acledc1192ebd7be0ee@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: Joshua Tauberer <tauberer@for.net>, David Powell <djpowell@djpowell.net>, "Hammond, Tony" <T.Hammond@nature.com>, SWIG <semantic-web@w3.org>

On 10/6/05, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:

> >From the FAQ I wrote for http://taguri.org/ :
>
>    Q: Are tags good RDF identifiers?
>
>    A: As with XML Namespaces, there are two schools of thought. Do you
>    want the web's default mechanism at your disposal for fetching
>    information about the identified thing? If so, then HTTP URIs are
>    probably better used.

This reminds me, perhaps you can save me trawling the docs. The URI
for every property I've ever seen uses the http: scheme. But is the
http: scheme actually mandated anywhere in the specs?

It does make sense to use http: URIs, it's useful to have something
available on the Web for those URIs. (It looks like a RDDL doc at the
ns URI might be the something favoured by the TAG:
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/issues.html#namespaceDocument-8 )

But is it The Law?

Cheers,
Danny.

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