Mark Birbeck's Compact URI Syntax: CURIEs

by Bob DuCharme

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Mark Birbeck, no stranger to RDF and XForms devotees, has proposed a new way to write abbreviated URIs that will be easier to use for links. Or rather, he's proposed a way to codify a convention that's already in use in Wikis and RDF—an important distinction, because the idea has not only been around a bit but is also implemented in places. His CURIE ("Compact URI Syntax/Semantic Links") idea for tidying up and naming this convention could lead to more robust work using these compact URIs.