Re: infoURI standard officially blessed

From: Leigh Dodds <>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 10:06:08 +0000

Matthew Cockerill wrote:

> But from my perspective, the separation of concerns is a fantasic bonus, as it means that we can set
> up the identifiers in a certain way and stick to it. Meaning that we
can then accumulate lots of
> lovely semantic information over time (such an unambiguous metadata
telling us which book is which)
> and it remains valid.

Without weighing in on either side, I'd like to point out that one can
achieve the same thing using reference by description:


Where the property book:isbn is defined to be an

I can still accumulate metadata and there needn't be a single blessed
URI for either identification or location.

This approach has a lot going for it, especially where there can be
multiple URIs for identifying a resource. E.g. the info: URI that
ISBN and the URN.

Approaches such as RDF Forms [1] allow me to discover (by requesting
forms metadata from a service) useful things I can do with a book:isbn



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