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Re: rdf-ns-prefix-confusion

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 09:13:06 +0200
To: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B86AF4A2.BAB2%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
On 2002-01-15 13:26, "ext Graham Klyne" <GK@ninebynine.org> wrote:

> Responding to the debate in www-rdf-interest...
> 

> ... it occurs to me that we
> *could* allow unprefixed ID=, about= and resource= attributes, and
> others, 
> within elements whose name is associated with the RDF namespace without
> creating any ambiguity.
> 
> ...
> 
> But I think it's important that the qualifying prefix be retained when
> these attributes are used in non-RDF elements, as when using a class
> name 
> in place of rdf:Description, etc, and most property elements.
> 
> Just a thought...

I like Graham's suggestion. It retains some degree of backwards
compatability while ensuring that RDF attributes always have a
non-ambigous interpretation.

Patrick

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