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Another problem with leading digits

From: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 14:08:43 +0000
Message-ID: <T7536023bb30a01f01c1f28@lonsmime04.rit.reuters.com>
To: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Cc: newsml-2@yahoogroups.com

Dear RDF-in-XHTML task force,

Those of us working on NewsML 2 were very glad to see Jeremy's mail
referenced below.  When discussing it we remembered another problem 
we have with URIs and we wonder whether it is relevant to the task 
force.

Consider:

  xmlns:subject="http://www.iptc.org/NewsCodes/SubjectCode#"

As we all know, QNames do not allow us to do this:

   subject:15093000

We all hope that this problem will be fixed using CURIEs.  There is, 
however a closely related problem which, we think, CURIEs will not 
fix.

Let's suppose that we wish to enable people to use the URI resulting 
from concatenating "http://www.iptc.org/NewsCodes/SubjectCode#" and 
a subject code (eg "15093000"), in order to discover that this code 
stands for "kendo", which is a "Japanese traditional martial art 
using a bamboo sword, sometimes called Japanese fencing."  If the 
string "15093000" were to act as a fragment identifier within a Web 
page and if the fragment were to be identified by an attribute 
conforming to the XML attribute type 'ID', then this would be 
illegal, due to the leading digit.

HTML 4 appears to have no such constraint.  The XHTML 2 draft appears
to be silent on this matter.

Is this issue of interest to the task force?

Misha


-----Original Message-----
From: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jeremy
Carroll
Sent: 13 December 2005 12:20
To: 'public-rdf-in-xhtml task force'
Subject: comment about qnames


following on from our discussions I have sent the following personal 
comment about qnames in SPARQL

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg-comments/2005Dec/001
8.html


Jeremy



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