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Re: Helping out with canonicalization of URIs

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 17:51:33 -0400
To: "Clive D.W. Feather" <clive@demon.net>
Cc: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, uri@w3.org, Atom WG <atom-syntax@imc.org>
Message-ID: <20040809215132.GG2873@skunk.reutershealth.com>

Clive D.W. Feather scripsit:

> HTTP doesn't distinguish them that I can see. Can you explain the RDF bit
> in words of one syllable?

RDF maps QNames like foo:bar to URI references by appending "bar" to the
namespace name currently bound to the prefix foo.  It's useful for
such namespace names to end in # or /, usually #, so that the local name
is clearly separated from the namespace name.

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