Re: Default Namespaces - why don't they apply to attributes?
Jonathan Borden wrote: > > Clarify RDF? :-))) I've been getting into this recently because I decided > to design our next version healthcare repository around RDF, which I am > using to represent HL7 models. Did you compare RDF to the serialization format included in SOAP? I am still in doubt which to choose for my application. > In fact, the RDF syntax spec makes (IHMO) the erroneous assumption that > attributes inherit the namespace of the enclosing element (witness the use > of <rdf:y about="..."> rather than <rdf:y rdf:about="..."> In my opinion, there is nothing in the XML spec that forbids RDF to make such an assumption at application level if the attribute has no explicit namespace. Best, Stefan -- Stefan Haustein Univ. Dortmund, FB 4, LS 8 tel: +49 231 755 2499 Baroper Str. 301 fax: +49 231 755 5105 D-44221 Dortmund (Germany) www-ai.cs.uni-dortmund.de
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