Re: Some RDFa 1.1 Core edge cases that we need to clarify

Hi Shane,

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Shane McCarron <> wrote:
> I agree with Mark here.  However, I also feel that we should encourage
> people to NOT do this for the same reasons we encourage people to not use
> relative URIs for prefix mappings.

I think a relative URI for a default vocabulary is actually quite a
legitimate scenario.

Let's say that I want all 'undefined' terms to appear in a triple
store for further processing. If I use an absolute URI then the
undefined term 'foo' in document A will be the same as the undefined
term 'foo' in document B.

However, if I define my default vocabulary as:


then I'll get two different "foo" entries:

Now I can process them completely independently of each other.

> Also, and correct me if I am wrong, don't we need to fully resolve any
> relative URIs in order to implant them in attributes within an XMLLiteral
> serialization?

I think the /spirit/ of the XML fragment canonicalisation algorithm is
to try to make the fragment fit nicely with the structure of the
document into which it is going to be placed. But I don't think it
tries to do anything clever with the /content/ of the mark-up (i.e.,
the meaning as given to the mark-up by SVG, XHTML, XForms, etc.).

I don't think we should go any further than the canonicalisation algorithm.



Received on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:25:19 UTC