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Re: 2001-09-07#6: ns qualified parseType values

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 09:50:28 -0400
Message-ID: <3BA8A2A4.E402EBCA@w3.org>
To: dehora <dehora@eircom.net>
CC: "'Graham Klyne'" <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>, "'W3C Rdfcore'" <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
dehora wrote:
> The worst case is
> an old parser treating 'rdf:Resource' as 'Literal': I acknowledge that
> interop would fail in this case where receiving software has not been
> upgraded, but that would a software defect rather than a spec defect.
> Asking implementers to inspect parseType attribute value strings
> containing ':' and check against the qualified name for the RDF
> namespace is a simple enough task, certainly no harder that checking the
> attribute itself for namespace qualification, which we're already asking
> people to do.

It's a small change, but not one that I think can be reasonably
read into the RDF 1.0 spec. We're not designing RDF 1.0; we're
clarifying the spec, right?

If/when we get around to designing, I'll suggest that
we replace rdf:parseType with xsi:type (from XML Schema) wholesale.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Wednesday, 19 September 2001 08:50:36 UTC

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