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Re: Unprefixed attribute names in RDF
- From: Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: David Megginson <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 18:31:15 -0800
At 08:23 PM 07/01/01 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>RDF Model and Syntax, unfortunately, isn't at all clear on this point.
>It's probably best always to prefix rdf:about, rdf:resource, rdf:ID,
>etc., just to be safe, though the spec does have examples like
> <rdf:Description about="...">
>implying that 'about' and friends can optionally be unprefixed when
>the element name is in the RDF Namespace.
Blecch. But suppose you had
<rdf:Description about="aaa" rdf:about="bbb" >
Which is namespace-legal. The RDF spec really should specify
either one or the other, this is probably an erratum. -Tim