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Re: Latest iteration of RDF Datatyping WD

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 17:12:50 -0400
Message-Id: <p0510151cb8e0f2b1879d@[65.217.30.94]>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>Jeremy quoted M&S
>   [[[
>   Note: Schema developers may be tempted to declare the values of certain
>   properties to use a syntax corresponding to the XML Namespace qualified name
>   abbreviation. We advise against using these qualified names inside property
>   values as this may cause incompatibilities with future XML datatyping
>   mechanisms. Furthermore, those fully versed in XML 1.0 features may
>   recognize that a similar abbreviation mechanism exists in user-defined
>   entities. We also advise against relying on the use of entities as there is
>   a proposal to define a future subset of XML that does not include
>   user-defined entities.
>   ]]]
>
>Graham said:
>>  I also think that well-chosen entity definitions make the document _way_
>>  more readable.
>
>I'd note that there is no equivalent paragraph in the syntax working
>draft and I've seen RDF/XML used in this way by several people for
>abbreviations.  Do we really think this is going to clash with XML?

Are we really giving advice here, or just covering our asses?

Pat
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