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Re: try 2 - test cases for #rdf-containers-syntax-ambiguity, #rdf-containers-syntax-vs-schema

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 11:55:57 +0100
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010615115432.03852280@joy.songbird.com>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 12:40 AM 6/15/01 +0100, Brian McBride wrote:
>   o a general principle that one should not rule things illegal
>     just because they look a little strange - someone might come
>     up with an unforseen use for it.
>
>   o special cases are best avoided.  As this case seems to do no
>     harm then why go to the trouble of outlawing it.  This way
>     the XSLT to transform <rdf:li> to rdf:_nnn is more
>     straightforward, for example.
>
>However, I do seek the WG's advice on how this might best be handled.

I agree on both counts.  If (but only if) it ain't broke...

#g


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