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RE: Summary of the QName to URI Mapping Problem

From: Stephen Cranefield <SCranefield@infoscience.otago.ac.nz>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 13:53:46 +1200
Message-ID: <B57613845A50D211864C0000F8FA5C2804207506@mars.otago.ac.nz>
To: "'Aaron Swartz'" <aswartz@upclink.com>
Cc: RDF-Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Aaron Swartz wrote (in reply to me):
> > Unfortunately, the current XML syntax only supports the use of
> > QNames with a
> > namespace having a '#'-friendly URI scheme.
> This is false. The Dublin Core namespace 
> (http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/) does not use a '#'.

I said it only supports namespaces using *schemes* that are
'#'-friendly.  The http: scheme is '#'-friendly, by which I mean
that you can use the "ending in a '#'" convention safely with it,
so your example does not contradict my statement.  However, there
exist URI schemes that are not '#'-friendly, and there is nothing
in the RDF specification that says these shouldn't be used with
the namespaces in QNames.

- Stephen
Received on Sunday, 19 August 2001 21:52:06 UTC

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