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 Namespaces: does a namespace URI need to be short? 

Does a namespace need to be short?
Yes. 71%   71%   [ 5 ]
No. 29%   29%   [ 2 ]
Neither (explained in a reply) 0%   0%   [ 0 ]
No vote. 0%   0%   [ 0 ]
Total votes : 7

 Namespaces: does a namespace URI need to be short? 
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Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:14 pm
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The namespace method we got from ISO 15926-4 (and -6) and put in ISO 15926-8 carries extra designation, version and part information.

Example (for dm:):
Code:
http://standards.iso.org/iso/ts/15926/-8/ed-1/tech/reference-data/data-model#ClassOfActivity


This thread is about discussing the cons and pros of this type of namespace.

Given some facts (but we can discuss in this thread to add more):
  • Some triple store databases store all namespace addresses in each triple.
  • The Sparql reply has all the namespace URIs in its triples.

A short-as-possible URI could look like this:
Code:
http://15926.org/dm#ClassOfActivity


Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:00 am
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Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:02 pm
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Long URIs add to dish space and bandwidth requirements.
Every triple has three URIs.
Do some arithmetics.


Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:39 pm
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I voted yes because
- Disk space may be less relevant, but bandwidth should always be taken into account, even if packages can be compressed and cached.
- Having a namespace that actually resolves in a browser (just as a namespace, not its IDs) gives the opportunity to point at the real (pURL) server and give other namepace documentation.


Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:54 pm
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Justification: It can be argued that namespaces should ultimately focus on human readability. If this implies long strings, as we see is a possibility in our dilema, I believe we could optimize transport and storage of URI's at software level.


Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:44 pm
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