Re: Deprecate in favour of /ns/rdf# ??

On 28 Nov 2013, at 14:27, Phil Archer <> wrote:

> Dear all,
> An idea has been floated and I'd like to assess the community's reaction. The rdf and rdfs namespaces are hard to remember (I always copy and paste, I guess you do too), but how do you react to the idea of deprecating those namespaces in favour of the much easier to remember|s ?


The issue is that they're hard to remember for authors, mostly, so we'd be better off saying:

* rdf and rdfs prefixes are always bound to (whatever they are :-)
* rdf and rdfs prefixes may not be bound to anything else
* parsers should issue a warning if a document attempts to override them

Which is backward compatible, and requires little effort from library vendors.


Received on Thursday, 28 November 2013 15:21:21 UTC