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Re: [closed] Re: buglet in syntax / test cases

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 16:38:24 +0100
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <20030604163824.31efef4c.dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>

On Wed, 04 Jun 2003 10:39:24 -0400 (EDT)
"Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com> wrote:

> The issue is that RDF/XML mandates special treatment of certain items in
> an XML info set, namely attributes of a certain form.  There is no
> justification for this special treatment.  

All applications of XML define application-specific treatment of XML
items for their own use.  This requires no "special treatment" or justification.

> It appears that the special treatment is related to the notion of reserved
> names in XML, but the RDF special treatment does not match the notion of
> XML reserved names.

It matches it fine.

> If the justification for the special treatment is to remove XML reserved
> names from the resultant RDF graph, then the treatment should be adjusted
> to match the XML treatment, *and* the rationale should be mentioned.  If
> the justification is something else, then this rationale should be
> mentioned and defended.

There is neither special treatment, nor RDF/XML doing anything usual
with 'xml'-prefixed names.  It exactly matches the XML specification -
they are reserved for the XML (family of) specification(s) to deal with
and we take care to preserve that.

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