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

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 15:27:48 -0400
Message-ID: <3DB849B4.8040601@mitre.org>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
CC: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

OK;  I had it in the Primer your way, then ran across that other bit; 
so now all I have to do is change the triple format (and do the 
examples, and...)

--Frank

Dave Beckett wrote:

>>>>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
> 
> 


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