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namespace as resource

From: Devon Smith <devon@taller.pscl.cwru.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 15:27:34 -0400
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010817152734.C6857@taller.pscl.cwru.edu>

if a URI is used to reference a namespace, and i want to describe the
namespace in RDF, i have to use that URI. but i also have
to use that URI if i want describe the retrievable resource located
at the URI (assuming it's of the URL persuasion).

how then is an RDF processor, or a person for that matter, supposed
know which triples are describing the namespace and which are describing
the file? how do i know when 'http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#'
refers to the namespace and when it refers to the file?

devon smith
smithde@oclc.org
Received on Friday, 17 August 2001 15:32:13 UTC

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