Mark Birbeck's Compact URI Syntax: CURIEs

by Bob DuCharme

Related link: http://internet-apps.blogspot.com/2005/10/curies-compact-uri-syntax-semantic.htm…




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.