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Re: Deprecate http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns# in favour of /ns/rdf# ??

From: Damian Steer <pldms@me.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:23:14 +0000
Cc: Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>, team-rdf-chairs@w3.org
Message-id: <5B51036C-D264-4B8B-AF82-B9D1DBF50AA9@me.com>
To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>

On 28 Nov 2013, at 15:20, Damian Steer <pldms@me.com> wrote:

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> On 28 Nov 2013, at 14:27, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org> wrote:
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>> Dear all,
>> 
>> An idea has been floated and I'd like to assess the community's reaction. The rdf and rdfs namespaces are hard to remember (I always copy and paste, I guess you do too), but how do you react to the idea of deprecating those namespaces in favour of the much easier to remember http://www.w3.org/ns/rdf|s ?
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> -1
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> The issue is that they're hard to remember for authors, mostly, so we'd be better off saying:
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> * rdf and rdfs prefixes are always bound to (whatever they are :-)
> * rdf and rdfs prefixes may not be bound to anything else
> * parsers should issue a warning if a document attempts to override them
> 
> Which is backward compatible,

Tsk, that's not right. But it's not obnoxiously incompatible, which I shall count a virtue.

Damian
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