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Re: Issue http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdf-ns-prefix-confusioN

From: Graham Klyne <GK-lists@ninebynine.org>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 15:59:59 +0100
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010506155711.009fed00@joy.songbird.com>
To: Art Barstow <barstow@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 09:30 AM 4/25/01 -0400, Art Barstow wrote:
>On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 08:22:23AM -0500, Aaron Swartz wrote:
> > Re: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2001Apr/0047.html
> >
> > > [[
> > >   All elements and attributes in RDF must be namespace qualified
> > > ]]
> >
> > What is the reasoning for "all elements" being part of this requirement?
> > Many current RDF documents use default namespaces properly to default
> > elements. Is there a reason for disqualifying this practice?
>
>Perhaps something like:
>
>  [[
>    Unqualified elements and attributes in RDF are discouraged
>  ]]
>
>would be better.

Hmmm... sounds like a fudge to me.  If there is a problem with unqualified 
attributes, then I think we'd do better to disallow them;  (maybe use 
language like "... MUST generate namespace qualifiers, but MAY/SHOULD 
recognize unqualified attributes"?)

#g
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