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Re: Human-Opaque URIs

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 10:10:43 +0100
Message-ID: <1081242643.4072741307be9@>
To: "www-rdf-interest@w3.org" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

[snip, dates in namespace and ontology URIs]

> Well, I myself prefer to use major version numbers rather than dates, 
> e.g.
> http://www.semanticplanet.com/rdft-1/

Without much management you can be pretty sure you aren't going to reuse
http://www.semanticplanet.com/2003/08/rdft, but
http://www.semanticplanet.com/rdft-1/ is more likely to get reused (if you're
in the business of producing uris with the string "rdf" in them, other people
would have other URIs they would be likely to accidently reuse). Large concerns
could find it difficult to prevent different developers reusing URIs (now
there's an answer to what a "namespace document" should be; ...<p>I'm using
this URI, find another</p>... :)

On balance I prefer your approach, but I see the point of the dates.

Jon Hanna
"…it has been truly said that hackers have even more words for
equipment failures than Yiddish has for obnoxious people." - jargon.txt
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