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RE: namespace question

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 21:42:43 +0100
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To: "Tim Sebel" <tsebel@enleague.com>, <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>
At 15:00 02/04/2002 -0500, Tim Sebel wrote:
[...]

>That way, I would have my own concept of "Class" that would be identical to
>DAML's concept. If there are changes in the "outside world" there would only
>be one place I would need to change URLs.
>
>Is there a reason not to do that?

Your classes, properties etc wouldn't be identical, they'd have different 
URI's.  Thus processors programmed to recognise the daml namespace would 
not recognise yours.  A trivial example is that Jena has the daml namespace 
built in and will use the daml prefix when it writes out rdf/xml.  A daml 
processor is just not going to recognise your classes and properties as 
daml and so won't know how to process them.

I'd stick with the entities if I were you.

Brian
Received on Tuesday, 2 April 2002 15:45:43 GMT

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