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Re: What does RDF consider a namespace to be?

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 10:35:11 -0600
Message-Id: <p05111b03ba8149f6bef9@[10.0.100.86]>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: Brian_McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>  >
>>  Checking through the specs, and in the light of other responses to your
>>  comment, I found some cases where the term 'namespace' is used where it
>>  might be omitted or the term 'vocabulary' might be better.
>>
>>  I am recording this an issue against primer, concepts, syntax and schema (a
>>  search of test cases and semantics for 'namespace' found no matches) to
>>  review the use of the term 'namespace'. 
>
>I found 5 matches for ``namespace'' in RDF Semantics.  I don't know if any
>of them need any changes, but they are there.

The term is used there only when referring to QName syntax, as in:

"....semantic conditions reflecting the intended meanings of the rdf: 
and rdfs: namespaces."

It would be easy to rewrite this using the term 'vocabulary', which I 
will do as an editorial change, so as to eliminate the term 
completely from Semantics.

Pat
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