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

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:27:22 +0000
Cc: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>, SW-forum Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, team-rdf-chairs@w3.org
Message-Id: <AAF4F164-4014-4106-9FDA-C343CD03BB84@cyganiak.de>
To: Damian Steer <pldms@me.com>
On 28 Nov 2013, at 15:20, Damian Steer <pldms@me.com> wrote:
> we'd be better off saying:
> 
> * 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, and requires little effort from library vendors.

This doesnít address the issue that users need to remember what term is in which namespace. Thatís completely arbitrary between rdf: and rdfs: (rdfs:Class vs rdf:Property, for example).

Best,
Richard
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