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Re: proposal to close Issue 5.8 Datatypes

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 07:47:12 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20021127.074712.76211680.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: connolly@w3.org
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Subject: Re: proposal to close Issue 5.8 Datatypes
Date: 25 Nov 2002 17:13:00 -0600

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> > Huh?  Are not XML Schema documents WWW documents?  Do not all WWW documents
> > have URIs?
> 
> Hmm... well, with a certain reading of the specs (the
> 'connected XML document' reading discussed in
> http://www.w3.org/2000/06/uriqa3934.html ), each XML document
> has a URI; and XML Schema documents are XML documents.
> 
> But it's entirely possible to have two XML Schema documents
> with the same URI, and that that associate different types with
> the same name. I suppose we could treat that
> in the usual "doctor, it hurts when I do that" manner,
> but I'm still uneasy about how to specify this.

I'm confused.  What is the thing that is used to reference a document on
the WWW?  Isn't this a URI?  Is it possible to have two different RDF
documents with the same URI?  Could these two different documents make
entirely different statements?

peter
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