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RE: resources and URIs

From: Williams, Stuart <skw@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 12:52:40 +0100
Message-ID: <5E13A1874524D411A876006008CD059F04A07659@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: "'Tim Berners-Lee'" <timbl@w3.org>, pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>

Indeed... "RDF/XML Syntax Specification Revised" [1] gives number of
examples that contain what I think Tim would regard as 'illegal' references.

Figure 1 contains the following URI References as property names:

	http://www.example.org/terms/editor
	http://www.example.org/terms/homePage
	http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
	http://www.example.org/terms/fullName

Stuart
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[1]
http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20030123/#section-Syntax-nod
e-property-elements

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Williams, Stuart [mailto:skw@hp.com] 
> Sent: 17 July 2003 12:32
> To: 'Tim Berners-Lee'; pat hayes
> Cc: www-tag@w3.org; Pat Hayes
> Subject: RE: resources and URIs
> 
> 
> 
> Tim (or Pat),
> 
> > No, that would be illegal by my way of thinking.
> > http://chandra.harvard.edu/NGC/ngc1068 is an information resource. 
> > You would expect 
> > 
> > 
> > <rdf:Description
> > rdf:about="http://chandra.harvard.edu/NGC#ngc1068" 
> > rdf:type="http://chandra.harvard.edu/AOtype/Activegalaxy7" 
> > </rdf:Description> 
> > 
> > or, in the http://chandra.harvard.edu/NGC information ressource,,
> > 
> > <rdf:Description
> > rdf:about="#ngc1068" 
> > rdf:type="http://chandra.harvard.edu/AOtype/Activegalaxy7" 
> > </rdf:Description> 
> > 
> > where you can see that local identifiers can be used to refer
> > to abstract things, because that is what the RDF language 
> spec says. 
> 
> Can you provide a reference to what the RDF language spec 
> actually says on this topic, I'd like to read it for myself.
> 
> I was under there impression that RDF gave URI References 
> (2396 terminology) an entirely opaque treatment.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Stuart
> --
> 
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