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Re: Q to implementers: Resource identifiers - XML Names and/or (concatenated) URIs? (was RE: rdfs.isDefinedBy...)

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 22:43:38 -0600
Message-Id: <200206100443.g5A4hce04120@localhost.localdomain>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
cc: jeremy <jeremy@jeremygray.ca>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

> > - the suggested URI -> XML Names splitting method is so flawed as to not be
> > responsibly implementable (i.e. you can't generate valid LocalParts by
> > splitting on non-Name characters, but can if splitting on non-NCName
> > characters. However, using the latter method produces differently invalid
> > results, e.g. if splitting
> > urn:NewsML:afp.com:20000811:010607144425.x6pxrl6k:1)
> Well, the schema and namespace issues which above, you don't want to
> discuss, could provide solutions to that.

Say what?

> > How are you addressing Namespaces in XML -related issues in and around RDF?
> By using namespace URIs to indicate when to split.

Wait a minute.  I pretty much assumed I'd disagree with most of what you had 
to say in response to this message.  But this really throws me.

Have you ever tried using RDF/XML insituations where UUID URNs and the like 
are used as URI?  Your answers on this point lead me to think you haven't.

Trust me.  The RDF/XML serialization is useless for solving this problem in 

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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