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

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:08:37 -0500
Message-ID: <5298ADF5.30104@dbooth.org>
To: Damian Steer <pldms@me.com>, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
CC: Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>, team-rdf-chairs@w3.org
On 11/28/2013 10:20 AM, Damian Steer wrote:
> The issue is that they're hard to remember for authors, mostly, so 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
. . . with a different URI, I assume you meant.
>
> Which is backward compatible, and requires little effort from library vendors.

Excellent, practical suggestion!   Amidst all the other discussion, I 
don't think this suggestion got the attention that it deserved.  I would 
add one more requirement also:

  * parsers should issue a warning if rdf: or rdfs: are used with terms 
that are not defined in the RDF or RDFS specs (respectively).

That would detect mistakes like writing rdf:label instead of rdfs:label.

David
Received on Friday, 29 November 2013 15:09:15 UTC

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