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Re: new issue from rdf-interest

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 00:22:53 -0500
Cc: rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <20010715052254.WOMG27041.femail19.sdc1.sfba.home.com@localhost>
On Saturday, July 14, 2001, at 09:48  AM, Brian McBride wrote:

> These are basically about what to do with names that are 'recognised'
> as being part of the RDF namespace but appear out of context.  I'll
> add this as a new issue to the list.

On such issues I find Dave Beckett's reference[1] a helpful 
resource, especially the "Has defined meaning as an Element" and 
"Has defined meaning as ab Attribute" sections. I'm tempted to 
declare everything that falls out of context illegal, if only so 
that we have extreme clarity on what an RDF document is.

While this is an extra burden on implementers, I think it is a 
worthwhile one. The alternative seems to be confusion and 
problems with interoperability.

[1] http://www.redland.opensource.ac.uk/notes/concepts.html

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