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Re: Validation issue with the xsi namespace

From: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 08:57:49 +0000
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To: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Christoph Lange wrote:

> Hmm, I hope it's not getting to philosophical now ;-)  I'm sure  
> it's no longer
> related to Stéphane's original question, but nevertheless let me  
> ask: Wouldn't
> it, in some cases, be reasonable to make XML namespace URIs usable as
> vocabulary URIs?  What URI would, e.g., the xhtml:h1 element have  
> if you
> wanted to talk about it in RDF like …
> xhtml:h1
>     a :XHTMLElement ;
>     :content :text ;
>     ... .

Actually I had a very similar need. The choice was between using the  
XHTML namespace as-is, which would result in funny looking URIs like  
<http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtmlh1>; tacking an extra '#' on to the  
XHTML namespace; or defining my own URIs for XHTML elements.

In the end, I opted for the third solution:


The ultimate point of it being:


Toby A Inkster
Received on Sunday, 25 January 2009 08:58:34 UTC

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