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Re: RDF Issue rdfms-uri-substructure

From: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 23:54:15 +0100
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To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 05:10 PM 4/22/02 -0500, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>At 03:29 PM 4/22/02 +0100, Jan Grant wrote:
>>>  > and we advise implementors of RDF serializers:
>>>>  (e) in order to break a URI into a namespace name and a local name, split
>>>>  it after the last XML non-name character.  If the URI ends in a
>>>>  non-name-character throw a "this graph cannot be serialized in RDF 1.0"
>>>>  exception.
>>I'm reminded that this doesn't guarantee a well-formed local name [1]; e.g.
>>   http://example.org/path/1abc
>>The local name is not allowed to start with a digit, even though it's a 
>>valid XML name character.
>Is this an XML bug or a local-name bug? (Ie which is likely to get changed 

I think the two aren't really separable, though I suppose XML-names would 
be the easier place to fix it.  I'm not sure if the XML community accept 
it's a bug.

>>  In my code, I break this *after* the "1"; i.e.
>>   ns='http://example.org/path/1'  localname='abc'
>Yuk, that seems worse than throwing an exception. Is there even a slight 
>likelihood that is what was intended?

Not pretty, I agree, but in the context of RDF it doesn't change the 
implied URIref so I don't see any harm.


Graham Klyne
Received on Monday, 22 April 2002 18:49:17 UTC

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