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Re: Sirpac Errors?

From: Art Barstow <barstow@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 10:42:13 -0400
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: puninj@cs.rpi.edu, www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010416104213.A10228@w3.org>
On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 12:45:11PM +0100, Brian McBride wrote:
> I'm updating the RDF issues list and came across this discussion.
> 
> It seems to me that XML is quite clear that the default namespace does
> not apply to attributes and there is no reason why RDF should be any
> different.

If you mean Namespaces in XML, then I agree.

> In the example John quoted therefore, SiRPAC is doing the right thing.
> 
> This is something that does seem to cause some confusion though, so I'm
> inclined to add it as an editorial issue, rather than as a specification
> error.  Do you agree?

I'm somewhat indifferent about your choices but the examples in 

 http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/#ex-Sharing
 http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/#ex-NonBinary 
 
use:

 xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
 
and seem to assume that the default namespace applies to the 
RDF-specific attributes.

Art
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