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RE: working around the identity crisis

From: Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirkx@webweaving.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 23:48:17 +0100 (CET)
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com
Cc: A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk, www-rdf-interest@w3.org, public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.OSX.4.58.0411222346390.8114@merlijn.local>

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:

> If you're going to restrict each term to being
> defined by a single document, where that document
> only describes one term, then why not just
> have a URI for the document and URI for the term
> and use conneg to relate them. E.g.
> http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/water      the concept
> http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/water.html HTML representation
> http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/water.rdf  RDF representation
> http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/water.txt  text representation
> http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/water.jpg  JPG representation

Of course if you are -this- http inclined (and you must have a protocol
like ftp or http which at the very least have some assumptions on the
hierarchy - which may not be warrented, say, for a z39.50 URI) then note
that you can also use:

	Accept: text/plain
and/or use a multiple choise response as a server.

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