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Re: CURIEs: A proposal

From: Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 17:11:00 -0400
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To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org

Hi Steven and All --

I'm a latecomer to this discussion, but are tinyurls [1] relevant?

                                     Cheers, -- Adrian

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At 10:56 PM 6/26/2006 +0200, you wrote:

>On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 16:44:16 +0200, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
>>>7   Each language must specify:
>>It's already the case that we have a generic URI syntax specification,
>>which includes one abbreviation mechanism (URI references), and
>>every format/syntax can use URI references and/or other
>>URI abbreviation mechanisms.
>>It's not clear to me what CURIEs are, beyond that.
>Let's try an elevator pitch:
>         CURIEs are a way of abbreviating URIs. They are useful for 
> authoring when
>a number of similar URIs have to be repeatedly used. They also
>significantly reduce the size of certain types of document. QNames have
>been used for this purpose in several specifications, but apart from some
>philosophical problems with their use, because of restrictions on their
>syntax they also don't allow the abbreviation of arbitrary URIs, which
>gets in the way of markup that needs to allow just that.
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