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Re: N-Triples changes for datatype values, (possible) N3 alignment

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 14:23:10 +0100
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <29539.1035465790@hoth.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

>>>Frank Manola said:
> > Since I just took ages to find this, making URIs for W3C XML Schema
> > Datatypes is defined here:
> > 
> >   [[For example, to address the int datatype, the URI is:
> > 
> >     * http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#int
> >   ]]
> >   -- http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#built-in-datatypes
> > 
> > so in RDF/XML, the namespace URI for xsd types would be
> > http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#
> 
> 
> According to section 3.1 of the XML Schema datatypes spec (i.e. XML 
> Schema Part 2), the namespace name http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema
> is for use "within the XML Schema definition language".  The namespace 
> name for use "in specifications other than the XML Schema definition 
> language, such as those that do not want to know anything about aspects 
> of the XML Schema definition language other than the datatypes", is 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-datatypes.  (?)

This is not quite related to namespaces (really!).

I wanted to get the URIs to address the XSD terms (the quote above).
RDF/XML constructs them in a different way (long story of course) but
the resulting URIs are what XSD defines.  

I don't think
[[defined in the namespace whose URI is:
    * http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-datatypes
]]
means anything.  The TAG is still discussing what's at the end of
namespace even now.

Dave
Received on Thursday, 24 October 2002 09:25:56 EDT

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