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yasq (yet another syntax question)

From: Stefan Kokkelink <skokkeli@mathematik.uni-osnabrueck.de>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 17:15:40 +0200
Message-ID: <39AD251C.6F34E9A7@mathematik.uni-osnabrueck.de>
To: RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

what's the difference between 

  <dc:creator rdf:ID="XXX">


  <dc:creator rdf:ID="10" myns:name="karl"/>

The first case is rather clear:
M&S,[6.12, propertyElt]: 'The value of the
ID Attribute, if specified, is the identifier for the 
resource that represents the reification of the statement.'
Ok, the triples:


Let's take a look at the second example.
The spec says:

'Properties and values expressed in XML attribute form 
within an empty XML element E by productions [6.10] and 
[6.12] are equivalent to the same properties and values 
expressed as XML content of a single Description element 
D which would become the content of E. The referent of D
is the value of the property identified by the XML element 
name of E according to productions [6.17], [6.2], and 
[6.3]. Specifically; each propertyElt start tag containing 
attribute specifications other than ID, resource, bagID, 
xml:lang, or any attribute starting with the characters xmlns
results in the creation of the triples {p,r1,r2}, {pa1,r2,va1}
, ..., {pan,r2,van} where

  1.p is the expansion of the namespace-qualified tag name. 
  2.r1 is the resource being referred to by the element 
    containing this propertyElt expression. 
  3.r2 is the resource named by the resource attribute if
    present or a new resource. If the ID attribute is given
    it is the identifier of this new resource. 
  4.pa1 ... pan are the expansion of the namespace-qualified attribute
  5.va1 ... van are the corresponding attribute values.'

Thus the triples are:


The interpretation of the attribute 'rdf:ID="XXX"' is totally 
different in the second example!!!!

Is this correct? If it is, is there any parser available 
that does the right job?

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