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Re: The use of https: IRIs on the semantic web

From: Ruben Verborgh <Ruben.Verborgh@UGent.be>
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2017 13:02:46 +0000
To: Richard Smith <richard@ex-parrot.com>
CC: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <99A5D1FA-EE4A-4F89-996B-366929567624@ugent.be>
Hi Richard,

> The prologue to chapter 2, in item 2: "Use HTTP URIs".  The same advice is repeated all over the place.

Yes, but my point was that you should not read that as an advice about HTTP versus HTTPS.

Your original mail said:

>> Should I use https: IRIs?
>> 
>> Every source I've consulted says I should prefer http: IRIs. 

However, these documents mean to state that you should choose Web URLs
as opposed to non-Web URIs such as URNs.
It was not meant to state a preference of HTTP over HTTPS,
as evidenced by the absence of https:// in those documents.

Therefore, there is no contradiction with the reasoning to prefer https://
as provided in this mail thread; so go with HTTPS.

Best,

Ruben
Received on Saturday, 8 July 2017 13:03:21 UTC

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