RE: Quickie ?

technically. YES
a class name is a URI and a uri can contain colons (like http:// you
notice the colon ?)
but you have to place them behind a normal uri, like
Now perhaps some applications will "throw up" when they see it but it
could work. Especially keep in mind, that colons are often used to
abbreviate namespaces, like "rdf:label" so a parser might get dizzy.
And another thing, if that example is serious:
the example imlies that DeepHouse is a subclass of House and Electronic
guys who know about ontology theory (and f.e. the dewey decimal system)
are getting ecstatic when they try to put everything in a single
hierarchy, but that is normally not very useful to do. You always will
have the one class that does not fit in a hierarchy, because it is
subclass of two.
What I mean is that, you will have endless discussions with audiophiles,
if DeepHouse is really electronic or more HipHop or DeathMetal
influenced etc. (haha). Seriously, I would do something like:
and then
rdfs:subClassOf .
(or whatever rdfs does this, the essence is that you can do a fine
hierarchy with RDFS subclasses.)
House and Electronic are different things and it is wise to have
different URLs.
btw: is the right way to spell it
hope that was useful somehow,
Leo Sauermann

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Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 7:28 PM
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Subject: Quickie ?

Can class names include colons? 

i.e. <Music:Electronic:House:DeepHouse> 

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