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Re: rdfs:isDefinedBy (Was Re: Representing DCMI semantics as RDFschemas versus Web pages)

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2002 11:49:51 +0300
To: "ext Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@comcast.net>, RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B923AB5F.161BD%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>

On 2002-06-05 5:10, "ext Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@comcast.net> wrote:

> [Bill de hÓra]
>>> I disagree, Dan. The rdfs:isDefinedBy property does not point
>>> to a namespace, but to a resource.
>> Here's the question: Are XML namespaces RDF resources? If a
>> collection of names identified by a URI reference can be an RDF
>> resource, then an XML namespace can be an RDF resource.
> The actual value of an xml namespace (the identifier of a collection of
> names) is a URI reference.  There could be a convention (or it could be in
> the Rec) that such a URI does identify an xml namespace as an RDF resource.
> After all, the uri reference for a namespace is supposed to be unique.
> An RDF resource can identify anything discussable, and a namespace is
> discussable.
> It would make a lot of sense to me.

I fully agree, and see no problems with a URI denoting a namespace, as
a collection of names, but then that URI should not denote anything
else, such as a functional vocabulary, a schema, a doctype, a "namespace
document", etc. etc.



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