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Re: RDF Issue #rdfms-qname-uri-mapping

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 22:55:12 +0000
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To: RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 02:08 PM 1/22/02 -0500, Jonathan Borden wrote:
>>First I don't think I am breaking consensus, indeed I cannot find any
>>specific evidence that a consensus exists that the RDF mechanism for
>>creating a URI from a QName is in fact the appropriate one. Aside from the
>>fact that this is how RDF 1 does it, I would like to see what arguments are
>>made in favor of the current mechanism. ...

The fact that RDF 1 (a product of a consensus process) specifies this, I 
think does make it a kind of consensus.  And to oppose that decision is to 
break consensus.

(I don't claim that consensus is always right, but having made a consensus 
decision then I do claim that some stronger argument that "what were the 
reasons for that decision" is reasonably required to require us to revisit 
that decision.  Which is, I think, what Brian was saying.)

>The bottom line is that, however this is resolved, I consider this a
>fundamental architectural issue that ought not be whitewashed  over.

Notwithstanding the above, I do have some sympathy with this view.


Graham Klyne
Received on Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:04:05 UTC

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