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Re: Updated: issue qnameAsId-18

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 05 Jun 2002 12:47:54 -0500
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@sun.com>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1023299275.25652.653.camel@dirk>

On Wed, 2002-06-05 at 10:10, Brian McBride wrote:
> 2) RDFCore has an outstanding issue to allow qnames as attribute values as 
> a shorthand for a URI REF.  This would mean that RDF would have attributes 
> which allowed either a URI or a qname in the same attribute value.

I don't expect so.

Rather, RDF would have one resource="..uri ref here..."
attribute, and one rdf:resourceQ="...qname here..." attribute.

>  Would 
> RDF be consistent with this finding if it were to go ahead and allow that.

Whether it's consistent with the finding or not seems irrelevant;
it's just not workable to have one attribute take either
a qname or a URI ref.

(Technically, XML Schema allows unions of that sort, but they're
messy and I wouldn't support using them in RDF.)

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Wednesday, 5 June 2002 13:47:30 UTC

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