RE: Announcement: "Cool URIs for the Semantic Web" - W3C SWEO IG Note

Leo, Richard et. al,

Congratulations on your publication. This is a really useful document, thank you for investing the time and energy to make it happen.

Best regards

Stuart Williams
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From: [] On Behalf Of Leo Sauermann
Sent: 06 April 2008 18:05
Subject: Announcement: "Cool URIs for the Semantic Web" - W3C SWEO IG Note

2008-04-01: The Semantic Web Education and Outreach (SWEO) Interest Group has published an Interest Group Note Cool URIs for the Semantic Web.

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) allows users to describe both Web documents and concepts from the real world people, organizations, topics, things in a computer-processable way. Publishing such descriptions on the Web creates the Semantic Web. URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) are very important to the Semantic Web, providing both the core of the framework itself and the link between RDF and the Web. This document presents guidelines for the effective use of URIs in the context of the Semantic Web.


Many thanks to Tim Berners-Lee who invested much time and helped us understanding the TAG<> solution by answering chat requests<> and contributing many emails with clarifications and detailled reviews of this document. Special thanks go to Stuart Williams, Norman Walsh and all the other members from TAG, who reviewed this document and provided essential feedback in June 2007<> and September 2007<> about many formulations that were (accidentially) contrary to the TAG's view. Also special thanks to the Semantic Web Deployment Group<>'s members Michael Hausenblas, Vit Novacek, and Ed Summers' reviews and their review summary sent in October 2007<>. We wish to thank everyone else who has reviewed drafts of this document, especially Chris Bizer, Gunnar AAstrand Grimnes, Harry Halpin, Xiaoshu Wang, Henry S. Thompson, Jonathan Rees, and Christoph Päper. Susie Stephens reviewed the document, managed SWEO, and helped us to stay on track. Ivan Herman did much to verify that the W3C requirements are met and submitted the note.


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