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Pointer Method in RDF comments summary

From: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:05:57 +0200
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Hi group,

There are some comments on the pointers document ([1], [2], [3]) we need to resolve:

- Usage of ptr:XMLNamespace may violate the reserved string convention for XML specification [4]

That means we need to find out another name for this. The previous candidate was ptr:Namespace, but maybe it is not the best option, as we are talking about XML Namespaces, not namespacing in general. Any other proposal?

Note, that this issue may also affect to other of our documents (e.g. Representing Content in RDF)

- Usage of text-oriented Pointers with XML Infosets

Not sure about this being a big issue. Maybe it's not a best practice, but you may want to treat XML as plain text for certain things. This is somewhat related with our "Usage of Pointers" idea, maybe an explaining note may suffice.

- Usage of ABSTRACT and Generic classes in examples

We may want to remove the examples, as we discourage its use.

- Add a note to previous definition of #lineCharPointer and #charOffsetPointer in example 2.14

May be good to add a simple reference in the example title.

- Usage of rdf:resource in examples instead being more detailed

Don't think we should be so detailed in every example, but we may want to add a more complete final example or just make reference to the Guide.

- Use of XPointerPointer naming convention

We are in fact representing a pointing method that makes use of XPointers, not XPointers themselves (for example there is not "reference" concept in XPointers), so we shouldn't use just the XPointer name.
Don't think it's a big issue, may sound a bit weird, but I think it's better not to break our conventions. Nevertheless, we may change to other convention like XPointerPM (Pointer Method) or anything like that.


Nothing else so far, apart from a couple of minor typos.


[1] - [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wai-ert/2009Mar/0024.html]
[2] - [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wai-ert/2009Mar/0027.html]
[3] - [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wai-ert/2009Apr/0020.html]
[4] - [http://www.w3.org/TR/xml/#dt-name]

Regards,
 CI.

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