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Namespaces in the Model (was: Draft Partitioning)

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 10:13:02 -0500
Message-Id: <200106191515.f5JFFuQ04081@theinfo.org>
To: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
> Are you saying that Section 2.2.3 of M&S has to do only with the XML
> syntax layer, not the model?

Yes, I do. Note that 2.2.3 is under the heading "Basic Syntax" 
(section 2.2) and that in the formal model the M&S makes it 
clear that:

	p is the expansion of the namespace-qualified tag name 
(Generic Identifier) 	of E. This expansion is generated by 
concatenating the namespace name given 	in the namespace 
declaration with the LocalPart of the qualified name.

So this is the only reading that makes sense to me.

> And so the model considers stuff after
> we've resolved all these name-like thingies to references to specific
> resources?  NB:  the main use for namespaces ("or schemas" he said,
> echoing the M&S) cited there seems to be in tieing down the meaning of
> *predicates*, rather than arbitrary resources, although other use isn't
> precluded.

While I believe that the spec confuses schema and resource, it 
does seem that the model does not deal with the namespace issues 
(nor does N-Triples for that matter).

Note to Brian: We are getting into the issue
	http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-uri-substructure
Would you like to bring this on the table?

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