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Re: RDF and xml:base

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 13:00:43 -0500
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
CC: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B72192F9.B3E5%aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk> wrote:

> RDF does not interpret all namespaces from the RDF/XML syntax - the
> XML namespaces spec reserves all namespace prefixes starting 'xml'
> for XML use:
> If any RDF/XML parser does something with the xml:base attribute at
> the RDF level - emitting it as a property say - then that is wrong.

The XML spec says that such names are reserved -- RDF never says that such
names should not be processed. From my reading, only the W3C is able to make
attributes starting with these characters, but I see nothing prevent them
from being processed by RDF.

[ Aaron Swartz | me@aaronsw.com | http://www.aaronsw.com ]
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