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RE: RDF and xml:base

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 13:22:46 +0100
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To: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>
Cc: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
At 11:19 AM 5/29/01 +0100, Lee Jonas wrote:

>Graham Klyne [mailto:GK@ninebynine.org] wrote:
> >Under these circumstances, there is some confusion about the meaning and
> >usability of rdf:ID= to identify an RDF resource.  I think the confusion
> >can be resolved if an xml:base attribute is used to create a base URI for
> >such cases.  It may be necessary to check the definition of rdf:ID to be
> >sure that xml:base applies.
>I took rdf:ID to have the equivalent semantics as an XML attribute of type
>'ID'.  If this is the case, then xml:base won't affect the absolute
>URI-reference for the RDFresource defined - AFAIK, '#fragid' is always a
>fragment within the current document, regardless of the base URI.

But what is it to mean in the corresponding RDF graph ("model"), which may 
exist without reference to the containing document?


Graham Klyne
Received on Tuesday, 29 May 2001 10:00:35 UTC

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