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Re: does RDF require understanding all 82 URI schemes?

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 07:38:07 -0500 (EST)
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
cc: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0102090736430.27671-100000@tux.w3.org>
On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, Dave Beckett wrote:

> >>>David Megginson said:
> > Dave Beckett writes:
> >
> >  > I feel it might be needed for serialisation of the RDF graph to
> >  > RDF/XML, but I haven't implemented that yet.
> >
> > Unfortunately, the serialization of an RDF graph is impossible in the
> > general case: the XML Namespaces spec describes two-part names, but
> > RDF treats them as single part names, and the act of combining the two
> > is lossy. ...
>
> I appreciated this, which is why in Redland I'll probably start
> recording namespace URIs/prefixes in the RDF model just for
> re-serialisation purposes something like
>
>   [model URI] -> [redland:hasXMLnsPrefix] -> "xmlns:foo=http://foo.com/ns"]

Maybe we could agree to use eg dc:title or rdfs:label for this, to express
preferred namespace prefixes of a vocabualry?

dan
Received on Friday, 9 February 2001 07:38:14 GMT

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