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Re: [xml-dev] Validate RDF/RDFS/OWL?

On Wed, 2012-06-27 at 21:14 +0300, Victor Porton wrote:
> I need this in order to write a new specification about use of RDF for
> describing XML namespaces.

This is not a meaningful concept.

An XML namespace is a name, conventionally a URI or IRI, that can be
associated with one or more names used in a document for two main
purposes -
(1) to disambiguate elements or attributes that might otherwise have the
same name;
(2) to identify an XML vocabulary (and perhaps also its creator).

If you mean, using RDF to validate that an XML instance conforms to a
particular definition of an XML vocabulary, then really you are using
RDF to validate XML documents, perhaps as an alternative to a DTD or
RelaxNG or W3C XML Schema.

I don't know why you would want to do this; in particular, be careful
not to introduce unintended "semantics", for example by associating a
name in an XML document with a URI in a way not expected by whoever
created the vocabulary and/or document.

Note that it is _not_ intended that namespace URIs be dereferenced.


Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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Co-author: Beginning XML, Wrox, July 2012

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