RDF Sample, ICAO Airport Codes

David Megginson david at megginson.com
Sat Jul 31 16:18:35 BST 1999

Didier PH Martin writes:

 > Didier says:
 > And this notation is location independent and protocol agnostic. Also, has
 > been the result of this community work. http based name space reference make
 > sense only if it points to a resource. http is a resource access protocol,
 > hname is a name reference. it is therefore more logical to use hname than
 > http. Otherwise why not use postal code instead :-))). So James, I too use
 > hname and still support you, Paul and others to do so. Thanks James for your
 > good common sense.

It wouldn't hurt, I guess, to use hname for experimental pieces like
airports.rdf, but I cannot in good conscience recommend it to my
customers for real implementations until it gets IETF sanction;
otherwise, it's not guaranteed unique (other parties might use it for
other purposes).

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at megginson.com

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