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attributes and uris

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 02:08:39 +0200
Message-Id: <9A7E4B36-184F-43F7-A756-E2A258A47E74@bblfish.net>
To: semanticweb@sun.com

One of the problems of interpreting xml as rdf is that xml
allows namespaced nodes to have un-namespaced attributes.

<atom:link type="text">

The problem is that if we want to give type a URI we can't give it one
in the atom namespace. It is private to the atom:link node.

So here is my suggestion to overcome this problem while we can. IRIs are
just coming out and are little used. Could we perhaps use one Unicode  
the way we use # in URIs to symbolize a fragment, but that we can use to
create IRIs that refer to the unnamespaced attributes. Imagine we  
would use
the ­ symbol for such a special purpose. We could then go to the xml  
folks and
ask them to alter their spec to allow those nodes to have IRIs  
constructed in
the following way:


That could just solve all kinds of little problems.

Henry Story
Received on Wednesday, 17 August 2005 07:16:42 UTC

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