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Re: LANG: Moving issues 5.6 and 5.14 forward

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 16:31:59 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20020924.163159.40871110.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: hendler@cs.umd.edu
Cc: heflin@cse.lehigh.edu, www-webont-wg@w3.org

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Subject: Re: LANG: Moving issues 5.6 and 5.14 forward
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 16:13:27 -0400

> >
> >
> >I don't know where Jim's information came from.
> >
> >The only restriction would be that the non-RDF stuff comes before the RDF
> >stuff, although it may even be possible to finesse that.
> Jim gets his information from [1] which is the grammar section of the 
> RDF/XML syntax specification which states the rdf:RDF must be the 
> ROOT of the RDF/XML document - as it says there
> >5.2 doc  root(document-element=RDF, children=list(RDF))

This says that if the entire document is RDF, then the main document node
is the rdf:RDF node.  (At least I think that this is what it says.  If not,
it is saying that the main document node is rdf:RDF and then there is a
single child nore that is also rdf:RDF.)

However, Section 5.1 says that there is an alternative start production, to
be used when the content of part of a document is known to be RDF.  

>    Further, the editor of that document was in my office as I wrote 
> the message, following a multihour discussion where we debated best 
> way to do these things (believe it or not, I do do my homework 
> Peter!).  It is possible that we have identified an incocnsistency in 
> the new RDF documents - but my guess is it gets down to the issue of 
> what is an XML document which has RDF in it, and what is an RDF/XML 
> document (i.e. those with MIME type "application/rdf+xml" - the 
> proposed type for RDF/XML).
>   I will see the editor again later today and will ask him about this 
> inconsistency.

No inconsistency, just two different kinds of RDF-containing documents.

>   -JH

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