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Re: Issue #rdf-ns-prefix-confusion

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 21:01:36 -0400
Message-ID: <00d901c0df36$1778e1c0$4ecd79a5@preferreduser>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Dave Beckett" <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
> Let's release an XSLT thingy that will do the upgrade
> for you. Let's help folks migrate. But let's
> not burden the future with this mistake from
> the past.
>

I would second this sentiment, let's just say that in Version 2 of
current applications all attributes must be colonized. Pussy footing
around on this will lead to confusion galore down the road as well as
making applications unnecessarily complicated.

Frank
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
To: "Dave Beckett" <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: Issue #rdf-ns-prefix-confusion


> Dave Beckett wrote:
> [...]
>
> > 2.  The grammar will be corrected to require
namespace-qualification
> >     for all attributes for The List.  A namespace prefix MUST be
used
> >     for these attributes
>
> Yes, that makes sense, but your test results don't agree...
>
> [...]
>
> > Some test cases of how the proposed change would work
> >
> > Test Case 1
> >
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2001May/att-0070/01
-rdf-ns-prefix-confusion-2.rdf
> > MUST return two statements (s,p,o form):
> >
> >   (http://foo,  rdf:type, http://example.org/Class)
> >   (http://foo,  http://example.org/property, "bar")
>
> Huh? According to the rule that "a namespace prefix MUST
> be used for these attributes" above, this test input is
> bogus; it doesn't conform. Let's send the message
> loud and clear, right now: if your RDF data uses
> this form, we don't plan to support it. Fix
> it.
>
> Let's release an XSLT thingy that will do the upgrade
> for you. Let's help folks migrate. But let's
> not burden the future with this mistake from
> the past.
>
>
> > Test Case 2
> >
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2001May/att-0070/02
-rdf-ns-prefix-confusion-3.rdf
> > MUST return the same two statements.
> >
> > I'm working on individual tests for each attribute on The List but
I
> > want confirmation it is the definitive list.
> >
> > Dave
>
> --
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
>
>
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