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Re: RDF Graph questions

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 11:38:09 +0100
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To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 11:04 24/05/2002 +0100, Dave Beckett wrote:

> > 2. Can any URI ref be a property name or must there be some associated
> > namespace?
>Any URI ref.  This is pretty clear from M&S ...

(XML) Namespaces are artifacts of the RDF/XML serialization and are
not in the current model.

 From M&S:

RDF also requires the XML namespace facility to precisely associate each 
property with the schema that defines the property; ...

Property names must be associated with a schema. This can be done by 
qualifying the element names with a namespace prefix to unambiguously 
connect the property definition with the corresponding RDF schema or by 
declaring a default namespace as specified in [NAMESPACES].

In RDF, each predicate used in a statement must be identified with exactly 
one namespace, or schema.

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