RDF, Namespaces, and Versioning?

roddey at us.ibm.com roddey at us.ibm.com
Fri Feb 12 18:48:27 GMT 1999

>As far as Namespaces is concerned, the namespace URI is a black box --
>it doesn't point to anything, and it doesn't mean anything.  The
>creator, however, is free to add internal structure:
>  http://www.megginson.com/ns/business/1999-01-29/
>  http://www.megginson.com/ns/business/1999-02-09/

But that kind of raises issues regarding extensibility, right? How would
you extend a previous version, such that the old one remained intact while
the new one was a superset, without having to have them use two different
prefixes, in a situation where they both might have to coexist?

I haven't thought it out, so maybe its simple, but it seems an obvious
issue for us to thrash on for a couple weeks :-)

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