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Re: unnamed datatypes in RDF/XML

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:48:54 -0500
Message-Id: <2C02A0A5-3969-447D-8E0E-FF50500EC81C@gmail.com>
Cc: Carsten Lutz <clu@tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de>, Michael Smith <msmith@clarkparsia.com>, Uli Sattler <sattler@cs.man.ac.uk>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>, public-owl-wg <public-owl-wg@w3.org>, ewallace@cme.nist.gov
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>

On Nov 21, 2007, at 6:35 AM, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
>> I will express my distaste for their choice to use namespace  
>> prefixes inside strings exactly once.
>> -Alan
>> On Nov 20, 2007, at 6:51 AM, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>> [snipped: revolting description of the use of namespace prefix  
>> inside attribute values, associated lossage, and workaround]
> One of the problems with OWL built on top of RDF built on top of  
> XML built on top of Unicode is that any problem with any of the  
> layers bites sooner or later.
> The use of namespace prefixes inside strings is well-established,  
> e.g. in XSLT, but it causes difficulties - this is one of them.
> I don't think that XML Schema uses these things exactly once, but  
> then I  am not a schema expert, e.g. I never read part xml schema  
> part 1, I just read part 2.

Meant that I will express my distaste once, not that they only use  
this construct once :)

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