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Self reference and URL overloading

From: Jan Egil Kristiansen <janegil@landsbank.fo>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 09:30:04 +0100
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http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml.xhtml says "This is an XML namespace ...". 

That's not quite correct, as the namespace in question is http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml . So maybe rather "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml is an XML namespace ..." ?

The URI http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml is overloaded; it can refer to either a namespace or an XHTML page. It would be less overloaded if http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml did a redirect to http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml.xhtml or http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml.html. 

I need to 'unload' the URI if I want to state the following in RDF:
The DC:subject of http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml.xhtml is http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml.
A DC:description of http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml is http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml.xhml. 

Jan Egil Kristiansen
Received on Thursday, 23 September 2004 08:55:05 UTC

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