Sunday, December 18, 2005
Xam.de - Personal KM with Semantic Wikis: URI crisis solved!: "URI crisis solved! Finally, after some ciders and an enlightening talk from Sir Tim Berners-Lee himself at the ISWC2005, we solved the URI crisis *again*. Timbl insisted on '#' hash instead of '/' slash at the end of URIs. If we agree that web URLs denote the location of a document or anything that can be represented as a document and that the fragment identifiert (anything after the '#') is just some nice and funny thing browsers to within a particular kind of documents (in HTML pages they scroll down a bit), well then we can conclude: Everything with a '#' is a URI. Thus we can link to the page dog in Wikipedia via 'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog' and to the concept described in that page via 'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog#' or if thats illegal we use 'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog#c' with a 'c' for concept. Of course, in RDF we still have to state the relationship between the two. Ah, and we can make it even cooler: 'http://en.wikipedia.org/rdf/Dog#' could refer to the concept and 'http://en.wikipedia.org/rdf/Dog' would be the location of the RDF document of the same data."