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Re: absolute-URIs-with-optional-fragmenmt-identifiers

From: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 18:16:09 +0100
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To: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Cc: RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 09:59 AM 9/20/01 -0500, Aaron Swartz wrote:
>On Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 09:44  AM, Graham Klyne wrote:
>>>:We :between ( [a :Rock] [ a :Place ; :feel :Hard ] ) .
>>>"We're between a rock and a hard place."
>>... much as we might wish to fix this problem, I think that it's beyond 
>>our charter to do so, for reasons of backwards compatibility.
>I disagree with that statement -- our charter is to fix problems with the 
>spec! Obviously we must attempt to do it in a backwards compatible way, 
>but this is no excuse to ignore the issue. There are a number of solutions 
>to this issue, and only one of them is making documents with 
>WebRefs/URI-views illegal.

Well, I apologize if I misunderstood you, but that seemed to be what you 
were suggesting.

I find it difficult to see how we can resolve this without (a) disallowing 
"URI-view"s in RDF, or (b) undertaking a possibly rat-holing task of 
redefining the nature of URIs and URI-references when used with RDF, which 
I think may be stretching the charter.  However, I do think it is an 
important issue and I am open to other ideas.


Graham Klyne
Received on Thursday, 20 September 2001 14:00:27 UTC

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