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Re: namespaceDocument-8 background

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 11:38:46 -0500
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF95495833.6F1D6BC2-ON85257295.005ADD3C-85257295.005B5151@lotus.com>

Norm Walsh writes:

> In practice, I cannot think of a single, reasonable example of a
> single resource that has multiple natures and purposes, but I suppose
> it is possible.

> [...]

> In the resulting model, something.xyz has two natures and two 
> purposes and
> there's no way to tell which pairs go together.

Is it a problem  if there's a single nature and multiple purposes?  At the 
risk of completely confusing the discussion, what about the RDDL document 
itself?  It's a resource associated with the namespace.  It clearly can be 
viewed as having multiple purposes (designating a stylesheet, designating 
a schema, etc.)    While a RDDL document probably doesn't want to point to 
itself, I can see a RDDL document saying: hey, look over there, that other 
RDDL document has information about this namespace too.  Or, since what 
you've got is an abstract model, with multiple optional serializations, 
you could imagine an N3 serialization wanting to point to the RDDL and 
indicating: you can get a schema from it, you can get a stylesheet from it 

Worth worrying about?  I'm not sure.

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Received on Monday, 5 March 2007 16:39:02 UTC

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