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Re: Re[4]: XML namespaces and RDF

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 11:26:21 +0000
Message-ID: <a707f8300712200326x3aa879d1yef82b77d9eaae562@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Max Voelkel" <voelkel@fzi.de>
Cc: "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Michael Rys" <mrys@microsoft.com>

Hi Max,

Perhaps you could look at the CURIE draft [1] and see whether you feel
your rule should be added there. This would put it at quite a
fundamental level of the architecture stack.

Regards,

Mark

[1] The latest editors' draft is here:

  <http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2007/ED-curie-20071205/>

On 20/12/2007, Max Voelkel <voelkel@fzi.de> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
>   so I understand now that RDF people hijacked the XML namespace idea.
>   There is currently no defined way to arrive from
>
> <x xmlns:edi='http://ecommerce.example.org/schema'>
>   <!-- the "edi" prefix is bound to http://ecommerce.example.org/schema
>        for the "x" element and contents -->
> </x>
>
>   to a URI for "x". Options are:
>
> - The RDF/XML community default (just appendd)
>   http://ecommerce.example.org/schemax
>
> -  The  RDF/XML  community default for namespaces that have no "#" or "/" at end
>    http://ecommerce.example.org/schema#x
>
> - The third option
>    http://ecommerce.example.org/schema/x
>
> - There are of course further options..
>
>
> Can  we  make  the  semantic  web  a  better  place  by  releasing  a small note
> (preferably from W3C) that says:
>
> "To  get  a URI from an XML qname within an XML namespace, the last character of
> the  namespace  URI  is  relevant. If it ends with a "#" or "/", the full URI is
> namespace + qname. If not, the full URI is namespace + "#" + qname."
>
> Something like this would ensure that all semantic web people use the same URIs,
> e.g. for XML datatypes. And all other kind of XML data.
>
> Kind Regards,
> Max
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