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RE: Formation of RDF terms

From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 12:06:27 -0500
To: "Dave Beckett" <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: "RDF Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003101c0894c$a6df8480$0201a8c0@ne.mediaone.net>
Dave Beckett wrote:
> ... and this is exactly what we have been discussing.  This property
> allows the relationship to be made without doing any delving into
> parsing URIs - which isn't possible for general URIs.  I think RDF
> shouldn't get into this game.

Unfortunately RDF is already in this game in RDF M&S 1.0. Every typedNode
qname is converted into a URI which is the subject of the rdf:type. As we
know this is fine for 'RDF aware' namespaces but broken for namespaces which
end in a letter or number e.g. http://www.w3.org/2000/10/XMLSchema, this
acute problem this causes is the definition of XSD datatypes e.g.:

<xsd:unsignedInt rdf:about="http://www.foo.org/someNumber/123">

Ought RDF applications use XML Schema datatypes?

What triples ought be generated? Certainly not:

N3 already appends a '#' to such namespaces in a bind.

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