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Re: RDF and xml:base

From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 12:20:43 -0400
Message-ID: <006701c0e3a4$53503140$0a2e249b@nemc.org>
To: "Ron Daniel" <rdaniel@interwoven.com>, "Graham Klyne" <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: "RDF Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Graham Klyne wrote:

> FWIW, I think xml:base helps RDF out in what is otherwise a problem area.
> Not every RDF statement is necessarily contained in a Web resource;  i.e.
> may be not contained in a URI-addressable document.  Specifically, RDF
> statements may be contained in a transient protocol element.  (Similar
> considerations may apply if RDF is read from a pipe or TCP connection.)
> Under these circumstances, there is some confusion about the meaning and
> usability of rdf:ID= to identify an RDF resource.  I think the confusion
> can be resolved if an xml:base attribute is used to create a base URI for
> such cases.  It may be necessary to check the definition of rdf:ID to be
> sure that xml:base applies.

This is an outstanding point, and as a result "xml:base" support should
be -required-.

Received on Wednesday, 23 May 2001 12:37:23 UTC

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