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Re: RDF Core WG draft of RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised) for review

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 15:43:06 -0600
Message-Id: <p05111b11b9e35eeb4f92@[65.217.30.130]>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>  >>>Daniel Krech said:
>  > Hi Dave,
>>
>
>>  ... If not,
>>  then why not define the productions with anyURI in them as follows:
>>
>>      nodeElementURIs = rdf:Description | classURI | rdf:nil | anyURI
>>                        except from the RDF namespace
>>
>>      propertyElementURIs = rdf:li | propertyURI | anyURI except from
>>                            the RDF namespace
>>
>>      propertyAttributeURIs = anyURI except from the RDF namespace
>>
>>    where:
>>
>>      classURIs = SEQ | BAG | ALT | STATEMENT | PROPERTY | LIST
>>
>>      propertyURIs = SUBJECT | PREDICATE | OBJECT | TYPE | VALUE | FIRST
>>                     | REST | _n
>
>
>I do like the classURIs & propertyURIs split and will consider this.
>Particularly I like it if it matches the namespace split too in 5.1.

Whoa!! Am I following this right? Do we now have a syntactic 
distinction between property URIs and Class URIs? If so, I protest 
strongly. There should be no such syntactic distinction in RDF.  This 
will break RDFS.

When was this decision taken??

Pat


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