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Re: BLD, FLD and DTB: prefix for XML schema namespace

From: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:45:46 +0200
Message-ID: <4863654A.2020702@inf.unibz.it>
To: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

I think it's best to follow the convention of the original (XML schema) 
specification, because "xsd" might be a source of confusion (especially 
since there is this deprecated namespace around).
I will not object to xsd, but xs seems to make most sense to me.

Finally, BLD currently uses both in different places in the document; I 
think just one of the two should be used.

Best, Jos

Dave Reynolds wrote:
> Jos de Bruijn wrote:
>> I just noticed the following:
>> The BLD, FLD and DTB documents use "xsd" as a shortcut for the XML 
>> schema namespace. The documents should use "xs" instead.
>> The xsd prefix is conventionally associated with the namespace 
>> http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-datatypes#, which is deprecated.
>> The xs prefix is conventionally associated with the namespace 
>> http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#, which is the one we use.
> I disagree, at least in RDF and OWL "xsd" is the conventional prefix 
> used for "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#". I don't think it matters 
> much either way and don't object to either but see no reason to change 
> the current choice.
> Dave

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