Use of "about" in RDF-Schema?


fist of all there seems to be an error in the "Compact XML Serialization" 
of the "RDF-Schema":

<rdf:Property ID="label"

it should be: rdfs:label="label"
(this error is also in the machine readable description of the RDF schema)

But my main question is about the way the attribute "about" is used in the
RDF-Schema Compact XML Serialization. 

e.g. ... <rdfs:Class about="" ...

For me this would mean: The attribute (in this case "about") will inherit the
namespace of the tag name. So, we would have rdfs:about and not 
On the other hand there is:

... <rdfs:Class rdf:ID="Literal" ...

Is there any reason to treat the attributes "ID" and "about" in different ways?


Received on Thursday, 30 September 1999 04:05:36 UTC