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RE: Using XMLSchema-instance attributes in RDF/XML Syntax

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 07:15:37 -0400
To: jon@spin.ie
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020823071537N.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>

From: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
Subject: RE: Using XMLSchema-instance attributes in RDF/XML Syntax 
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:00:27 +0100

> 
> > > > Well, then, doesn't RDF/XML treat the XML namespace specially?
> > >
> > > Er, no.  XML does.
> >
> > How can RDF/XML build on the XML infoset, which treates the XML namespace
> > specially, and not treat the XML namespace specially?   Does it somehow
> > undo the special treatment accorded to the XML namespace by XML?
> 
> That's the point that those of us who've pointed out that it is XML, and not
> RDF/XML, that treats the XML namespace specially were making.
> 
> Because XML treats the XML namespace specially RDF/XML *can't* undo this and
> must also treat it specially, hence you don't get any triples generated with
> http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespacelang,
> http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespacespace or
> http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespacebase as the predicate.
> 
> XML does not treat the XSI namespace specially, so therefore if parsing
> RDF/XML were to similarly not attempt to generate triples for attributes
> from that namespace then that *would* need to be a special rule in RDF/XML.

How about using a post-schema validation infoset, or whatever it is
called.  Wouldn't that solve the problems?

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Received on Friday, 23 August 2002 07:15:48 GMT

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