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Re: QName URI Scheme Re-Visited, Revised, and Revealing

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 09:57:20 -0500
Message-Id: <200108261500.f7QF0M111173@theinfo.org>
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org, "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com
On Friday, August 24, 2001, at 03:02  AM, 
Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:

> Here you're arguing my point precisely. If one source says...

OK, now I think I grasp what you're arguing. All you have to do 
is understand that:

RDF Does Not Deal With QNames

and everything's OK.

> And those two sources are syndicated at run-time, where both creators
> of the knowledge were unaware of the other's use of QNames, and 
> therefore
> could not forsee any potential problem of collision, we end up with the
> following ambiguous RDF triples:

The creators should have been thinking of URIs for their terms, 
not QNames.  Here's another maxim:

RDF Has No Concept Of Namespace

which solves a lot. Predicates are URIs alone, their "namespace" 
is nowhere to be found.

Now I will delete the rest of this thread from my mailbox,

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