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Re: old NCName used in CURIE syntax by design?

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 00:06:40 +0000
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To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Hi Dan,

Forgive me, but I don't quite follow what you're getting at.

Are you saying that 'prefix' would have been better defined using
'Name' from the XML 1.0 spec?

If so, I don't see how it could, since 'prefix' needs to be the
'non-colon' version of 'Name', i.e., 'NCName'. This is only defined in
the XML Namespaces spec, as far as I know.

But that might not be what you mean...have I missed what you're driving at?

:)

Regards,

Mark

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On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 11:29 PM, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
> The production
>  prefix      :=   NCName
>
> in the curie syntax section
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-syntax/#s_curies
>
> goes to the Jan 1999 spec
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-xml-names-19990114/#NT-NCName
>
> Is that by design? It would seem so, as the references
> section is quite explicit:
>
> [XMLNS]
>        "Namespaces in XML", W3C Recommendation, T. Bray et al., eds.,
>        14 January 1999.
>
> Let's see...
>
> The status of the 26 November 2008 edition of the XML spec says
> "erratum [E09] relaxes the restrictions on element and attribute names"
>        http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-xml-20081126/
>        http://www.w3.org/TR/xml/
>
> Looks like RDFa went to REC in Oct 2008, just before then.
>
> Ugh.
>
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