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Re: XML:Base - impact on RDF (first pass)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 17:44:08 -0500
Message-ID: <3B215538.DA484FA4@w3.org>
To: Ron Daniel <rdaniel@interwoven.com>
CC: RDFCore Working Group <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Well said...

Ron Daniel wrote:
> In today's conference call, Aaron pointed out that the XML Base
> spec[BASE] states that it is not retroactive, it is something that
> developers of new XML formats have to decide whether to use.
> More specifically, it says:
>   The deployment of XML Base is through normative reference by
>   new specifications [...] The behavior of xml:base attributes in
>   applications based on specifications that do not have direct or
>   indirect normative reference to XML Base is undefined.
> Our Charter[CHART] says that
>   "The RDF Core WG is neither chartered to develop a new RDF
>    syntax, nor to reformulate the RDF model".
> It also says that
>   "Backwards compatibility with existing RDF applications
>    is a priority for the RDF Core Working Group".
> Given those statements, it is pretty clear that the WG has to
> leave xml:base untouched for now. I suggest a resolution
> such as:
>   On 2001-06-?? the WG decided that the behavior of the xml:base
>   attribute must remain undefined for the 1.0 RDF Model and Syntax
>   specification. Creators of documents following the 1.0 RDF
>   syntax SHOULD NOT use the xml:base attribute.


If the group agrees to this, please include the justification
above in any record of the decision too.

> Those of us who would like to see it available for use in
> RDF will have to do it somewhere other than in the syntax part
> of a clarified M&S spec.
> Regards,
> Ron
> [BASE] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlbase/
> [CHART] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCoreWGCharter

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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