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Re: BLD, FLD and DTB: prefix for XML schema namespace

From: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 21:12:38 +0100
Message-ID: <486549B6.4050505@deri.org>
To: Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>
CC: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>, Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Chris Welty wrote:
> 
> 
> Well, be that as it may, it seems "XSD" now stands for "XML Schema 
> Definition Language".  Since it is still in our control, I suggest we 
> change all "xsd" to "xs", just to avoid potential new confusions.

done for DTB.

> http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema11-1/
> 
> -Chris
> 
> Jos de Bruijn wrote:
>>
>> I just noticed that the XML schema datatypes specification documents 
>> are also inconsistent in their use of prefixes.
>>
>> So, nevermind.
>>
>>
>> Best, Jos
>>
>> Jos de Bruijn wrote:
>>>
>>> I think it's best to follow the convention of the original (XML 
>>> schema) specification, because "xsd" might be a source of confusion 
>>> (especially since there is this deprecated namespace around).
>>> I will not object to xsd, but xs seems to make most sense to me.
>>>
>>> Finally, BLD currently uses both in different places in the document; 
>>> I think just one of the two should be used.
>>>
>>> Best, Jos
>>>
>>> Dave Reynolds wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Jos de Bruijn wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I just noticed the following:
>>>>>
>>>>> The BLD, FLD and DTB documents use "xsd" as a shortcut for the XML 
>>>>> schema namespace. The documents should use "xs" instead.
>>>>>
>>>>> The xsd prefix is conventionally associated with the namespace 
>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-datatypes#, which is deprecated.
>>>>> The xs prefix is conventionally associated with the namespace 
>>>>> http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#, which is the one we use.
>>>>
>>>> I disagree, at least in RDF and OWL "xsd" is the conventional prefix 
>>>> used for "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#". I don't think it 
>>>> matters much either way and don't object to either but see no reason 
>>>> to change the current choice.
>>>>
>>>> Dave
>>>
>>
> 


-- 
Dr. Axel Polleres, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
email: axel.polleres@deri.org  url: http://www.polleres.net/

Everything is possible:
rdfs:subClassOf rdfs:subPropertyOf rdfs:Resource.
rdfs:subClassOf rdfs:subPropertyOf rdfs:subPropertyOf.
rdf:type rdfs:subPropertyOf rdfs:subClassOf.
rdfs:subClassOf rdf:type owl:SymmetricProperty.
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