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Re: RDF and xml:base

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 19:18:36 +0100
To: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
cc: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <27031.989605116@tatooine.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
>>>Aaron Swartz said:
> The XML spec says that such names are reserved -- RDF never says that such
> names should not be processed. From my reading, only the W3C is able to make
> attributes starting with these characters, but I see nothing prevent them
> from being processed by RDF.

It is a cross-layer (XML => RDF) thing which seems wrong somehow.

I feel that since the XML Namespaces spec reserves those letters
  [[for use by XML and XML-related specifications.]]
so applications of those standards have a place to add extra
functionality.

Applications at higher layers shouldn't try to interpret these since
they can't know what in future, they might do.  Another alternative
would be to discard or abort stuff when such unknown xml*: names are
seen.

I don't really care that much though... :-)

Dave
Received on Friday, 11 May 2001 14:18:38 GMT

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