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RDF Issue rdfms-rdf-names-use

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 13:09:10 +0000
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To: jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org



you raised an issue which was captured in



Clarify the legality of the use of names from the RDF namespace, e.g. can 
rdf:Bag be used as a property or can rdf:Description be used as a property 
attribute etc.

In addition to previous WG decisions as noted in:


as recorded in:


the WG has further decided:

that an RDF processor SHOULD emit a warning when encountering names in the 
RDF namespace which are not defined, but should otherwise behave normally.



is equivalent to:

_:a <rdf:foo> "foo" .

and the issue is closed.

Please could you respond to this message, copying www-rdf-comments@w3.org 
indicating whether this is an acceptable resolution of this issue.

Brian McBride
RDFCore co-chair
Received on Monday, 11 March 2002 08:11:08 UTC

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