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Re: #rdf-ns-prefix-confusion

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 21:48:21 +0100
To: Jason Diamond <jason@injektilo.org>
Cc: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Message-ID: <4904.989786901@tatooine.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
>>>Jason Diamond said:
> Thanks, Dave and Aaron.
> 
> That's the type of definitive answer I was hoping for.
> 
> After trying to follow the threads on rdfcore, can I summarize it by saying
> that the RDF syntactic attributes (about, ID, etc) are now required to be
> qualified but for backwards compatibility are allowed to be unqualified and
> all other unqualified attributes are to be silently ignored? And that this
> applies regardless of the namespace name of the current element?

That sounds about right; I've an action to reword my proposals to
make everything explicit, where not absolutely clear (Aaron has
brought up some other things on IRC too), with test cases and outputs
of the outputs that are required.   

There will need to be lots of changes to the RDF M&S doc, grammar to
reflect this and some more words about namespaces written, and
amended in various places.

> An aside: I'm not on the WG but is it possible to subscribe to rdfcore
> without being able to post? I had no idea that you'd been discussing this
> issue to death on that list. The archives are public but it's just not as
> convenient for me as using my own mail client.

That's related to W3C working group process and how the mail system
works.  We can raise this and the more general communication issue
between interest-group / working-group at the next meeting.  Or one
of the WG chairs might respond if I just stop here...

Dave
Received on Sunday, 13 May 2001 15:48:23 GMT

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