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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: [namespaceDocument-8] 14 Theses

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[Patrick Stickler]

> On 2002-02-21 10:37, "ext Ronald Bourret" <rpbourret@rpbourret.com> wrote:
> > Patrick Stickler wrote:
> >> Nevertheless, as I stated above, a namespace URI is a convenient
> >> point of intersection for referring to and describing such
> >> related resources, and a namespace document could be a reasonable
> >> interim solution for providing access to such knowledge.
> >
> > Exactly. If you view RDDL as a pragmatic way of letting humans access
> > resources at design time, it works. If you view it as a way help you
> > process documents at run time, it doesn't.
> Well, it could...
> I tried to propose to the TAG a two-phase migration to a semantic
> web solution to all of this, by making namespace documents RDF instances
> (or RDDL instances with embedded RDF) which simply expressed knowledge
> about whatever resources might be relevant, and of interest to anyone
> dealing with any resource related to that namespace, and allowing
> that knowledge to be retrievable by namespace URI.

This makes a lot of sense to me.  All it would take is a way to extend RDDL
by embedding elements from other namespaces.  Of course you can do that now
by just doing it, but make it legitimate.  It would be best if RDF were not
the only allowed approach, fo the most flexibility.


Tom P


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