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Re: RDF and xml:base

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 09:05:57 -0700
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
CC: Ron Daniel <rdaniel@interwoven.com>, RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B7312DF4.C270%aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org> wrote:

>> The major problem that I see with XML Base is that of
>> backwards-compatibility. XML Base can change the entire meaning of an RDF
>> document (by changing the URIs). Worse, depending on where in the document
>> it is placed, it can add additional triples to the output.
> 
> Eh?  Only if you change the document, so no great surprise there?

The surprise is that using a simple XML feature can cause unintended
side-effects.

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