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Re: rdf-ns-prefix-confusion

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 07:44:52 -0700
Message-Id: <200201221444.g0MEiqk09320@localhost.localdomain>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
cc: www-rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
I think I've pretty much responded to everything in this message, so it looks 
as if we're narrowing in on "agree to disagree".

> and you propose (1)
>   <rdf:Description about="http://example.org/somewhere/" a:b="x" c:d="y" />
> or even with xmlns= the RDF namespace
>   <Description about="http://example.org/somewhere/" a:b="x" c:d="y" />
> which looks odd; why would 'about' be bare, a:b and c:d require prefixes.

I don't see a problem here at all.  Clearly the person viewing the document 
understands default namespaces, otherwise they have far bigget conceptual 
hurdles in front of them.

Therefore, this makes the above no more odd whatsoever than defining rdf: and 

<rdf:Description about="http://example.org/somewhere/" a:b="x" c:d="y" />

> > Again, works for XSLT, should work for RDF.
> That just seems horrible.
> I think this is something to do with RDF/XML expecting to see lots
> elements and attributes with many namespaces defined, so picking the
> rdf ones out of them should be easy.  What about embedding?  Which
> one gets the attributes?  The innermost XML standard?  Just a mess.

I don't follow you here.  Do you have an example?

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