Re: link relationship registration

On Dec 10, 2008, at 10:21, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:

> I cannot reconcile (2) and (5a) :
> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> 2) If a keyword contains a colon, the keyword must (for document  
>> conformance) be a valid IRI.
> indicates
> thatürst is valid IRI (which could
> hence be a keyword), yet after (5a)
>> 5) Consumers who want to see the world as IRIs (not browsers but  
>> e.g. GRDDL extractors) run the following algorithm to convert a rel  
>> keyword to an IRI:
>>    a) Replace A-Z with a-z.
> this becomesürst, which is not
> the same IRI at all ...

Correct. So it follows that it's a really bad idea to mint IRI-looking  
rel keywords that contain letters A-Z.

This is a bit inelegant but the legacy is constraining us here.

Henri Sivonen

Received on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 18:57:02 UTC