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RE: rdf-ns-prefix-confusion

From: dehora <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 13:34:29 -0000
To: "www-rdf-interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000301c19dc9$609af580$b87ba8c0@MITCHUM>

> From: Uche Ogbuji 

> Why the insistence that using the namespace of an attribute 
> directly be an 
> inviolate principle in RDF?  Why not defer to the namespace 
> of the owner 
> element in some cases as a convenience?

It's simple to generate. It's simple to accept. It requires no shared
natural practice outside the RDF specs. It's explicit (be clear!). It's
unambiguous. It's easier to read. It's simple to upgrade existing data.
It's robust with respect to the namespaces spec. So why prefer to defer
to the namespace of the enclosing element?

Bill de hÓra
Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2002 08:39:36 UTC

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