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RE: quick question/request about syntax wdraft

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 12:12:18 +0100
To: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JAEBJCLMIFLKLOJGMELDKEBOCCAA.jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Bill:
> RDF doesn't need a veto on all the values, just some of them: the M&S
> seems over constrained at this point. DAML and Tim Berners Lee have had
> the foresight to use a prefixed value that will play with namespaces;
> possibly we can't expect others to do likewise.
>
> What is _not_ perfectly clear is whether M&S users should crack ahead
> and extend parseType in the hope that if the M&S catches up, it won't
> run them over. Whatever about qualifying parseType attributes, the wg
> should export a clear stance on the matter of parseType extensibility.

We could reserve all unprefixed parseTypes for RDF use, and say that
extensions should use namespaced prefix attributes; thus blessing DAML and
TBL without a significant change to M&S.

Jeremy
Received on Friday, 7 September 2001 07:13:27 EDT

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