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RE: Using XMLSchema-instance attributes in RDF/XML Syntax

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:00:27 +0100
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

> > > Well, then, doesn't RDF/XML treat the XML namespace specially?
> >
> > Er, no.  XML does.
> How can RDF/XML build on the XML infoset, which treates the XML namespace
> specially, and not treat the XML namespace specially?   Does it somehow
> undo the special treatment accorded to the XML namespace by XML?

That's the point that those of us who've pointed out that it is XML, and not
RDF/XML, that treats the XML namespace specially were making.

Because XML treats the XML namespace specially RDF/XML *can't* undo this and
must also treat it specially, hence you don't get any triples generated with
http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespacespace or
http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespacebase as the predicate.

XML does not treat the XSI namespace specially, so therefore if parsing
RDF/XML were to similarly not attempt to generate triples for attributes
from that namespace then that *would* need to be a special rule in RDF/XML.
Received on Friday, 23 August 2002 06:58:34 UTC

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