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Re: Editor's Draft of ISSUE-57 URI Usage Primer

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2012 03:15:40 -0400
Message-ID: <5073CF1C.2080009@arcanedomain.com>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
CC: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>

On 10/9/2012 1:04 AM, David Booth wrote:
> 5. I am not convinced that this technique of punning and the use of
> imaginary, parallel properties will ultimately be more attractive, to
> RDF authors who wish to disambiguate on this axis, than simply minting a
> different URI for the landing page than its subject.  It seems like a
> rather large amount of mental contortion for a small gain.  If people
> are told to use this convention, will they be any more apt to comply
> than if they are told to mint separate URIs?  I personally think that
> the advice to mint separate URIs is easier to digest and swallow, but
> this may be a matter of personal taste.   I think we should try to get
> more input on the palatability of this approach before trying to promote
> it too much.

Thank you for your comments. Speaking for myself, not the TAG as a whole: 
it never occurred to me that the usage primer would be taken to discourage 
the "minting" separate URIs for landing page and subject. I assume everyone 
involved thinks thats architecturally preferable when practicle.

I read the primer as providing useful advice for the many situations in 
which, for good or bad reasons, such separate URIs are not created.

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