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RE: Resolution on datatypes at F2F3

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 14:28:43 +0200
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0AD9189@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>, "Ian Horrocks" <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Cc: "public-owl-wg Group WG" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
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>From: public-owl-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-owl-wg-request@w3.org]
>On Behalf Of Sandro Hawke
>Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 2:11 PM
>To: Ian Horrocks
>Cc: public-owl-wg Group WG
>Subject: Re: Resolution on datatypes at F2F3
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>> I am a bit confused by [1] , because (a) we talk about xs:float
>> instead of xsd:float,
>
>My understanding is that's stylistic.  I tend to prefer "xs".  See
>http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/10/08/qanda.html
>
>(I've often wondered if there's more to the story than that, but I
>haven't tried to find out.)
>
>      -- Sandro

In XML documents one normally defines the namespace prefixes within the root
tag, and one is completely free which one to use for a given namespace URI.
I think people often prefer "xs" simply because it's a character less to
write/read. 

For our purposes, however, I suggest to really use "xsd:" to make clear that
we talk about XSD. Also note that we use "xsd:" for facets.

Michael

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