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rdf-ns-prefix-confusion

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 13:09:53 -0700
Message-Id: <200112302009.fBUK9rR12748@localhost.localdomain>
To: www-rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
I've read the most recent syntax/grammar draft.  The grammar specification is 
very confusing, but it does look quite thorough.

However, I am disappointed to still see no good justification for the decision 
the WG has made w.r.t.

http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdf-ns-prefix-confusion 

I think that the decision to require fully qualified attributes in all cases 
(i.e. <rdf:Description rdf:ID="foo"> rather than <rdf:Description ID="foo">) 
is dead wrong.  But in the appendix, the only reference is to a "description" 
of the decision at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2001May/0
278.html which seems no more than an index of test cases given that the 
decision has been made.

So is anyone privy to the mysteries of this decision willing to come forward 
and explain why the convention used in XSLT, XInclude, etc. was not followed 
for RDF?


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