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

From: Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:16:19 -0400
Message-ID: <48640723.3060109@gmail.com>
To: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
CC: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Well, be that as it may, it seems "XSD" now stands for "XML Schema Definition 
Language".  Since it is still in our control, I suggest we change all "xsd" to 
"xs", just to avoid potential new confusions.



Jos de Bruijn wrote:
> I just noticed that the XML schema datatypes specification documents are 
> also inconsistent in their use of prefixes.
> So, nevermind.
> Best, Jos
> Jos de Bruijn wrote:
>> 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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