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XMLSchema-datatypes synonyms not as useful as intended

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 08:43:44 -0500
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"To facilitate usage in specifications other than the XML Schema
definition language, such as those that do not want to know anything
about aspects of the XML Schema definition language other than the
datatypes, each ·built-in· datatype is also defined in the namespace
whose URI is:

      * http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-datatypes "

  -- http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#namespaces

But OWL uses the shorter namespace name...

"The following XML Schema datatypes [XML Schema Datatypes] can be used
in OWL as built-in datatypes by means of the XML Schema canonical URI
reference for the datatype, http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#name, where
name is the local name of the datatype: xsd:string, xsd:boolean ..."
 -- http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-absyn/syntax.html

I can't remember why, exactly... but all the semantic web stuff
that I can think of uses the shorter namespace name.

The RDF Data Access WG considered the alternatives on 26 Apr
and went with the shorter namespace name too; we thought we
should let you know.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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