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RE: parsers that don't need rdf:RDF?

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 15:44:37 +0100
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
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> From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Nikita Ogievetsky
> Sent: 27 September 2002 15:37
[snip]
> Indeed, this "rdf:RDF" requirement makes otherwise compact RDF annotations
> somewhat bulky.
> I would propose that processors may derive RDF-ness of the metadata
> by resolving namespace URI to see if it is an RDF schema.
> Otherwise it may just ignores the metadata.
>
> Currently most RDF processors require "resolvability" of  schema URI-s.
> With this proposal they will only assume that they are parsing an RDF
> fragment
> if the namespace resolves to an RDF schema.

On bad days nothing is resolvable!
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