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Re: [xml-dev] Same namespace for XSD and RDF

On 26/07/2012 12:55, Freek Dijkstra wrote:
> <ns:element xmlns:ns="http://example.net/myschema/";  />
> <ns:ent xmlns:ns="http://example.net/myschema/elem";  />
> In XML these two are clearly distinct elements, while in RDF they
> both map to the same URI"http://example.net/myschema/element";

yes the fact that RDF simply concatenates the URI and local name is so
clearly a bug that it's shocking really it was never fixed. The argument
against fixing it is usually "too much existing code", but the future is
a lot longer than the past and it seems we'll be stuck with that forever.

Of course this leads to weird recommendations relating to making sure
your namespace URI ends with / or # so that it works in RDF whereas just
fixing RDF rather than asking everyone to work around its bugs would
have been my choice.


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