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grounding terms in URI space

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 18:06:03 -0500
Message-Id: <38caa45399391e6a8f846add787756d0@w3.org>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org


Publishing RDF Data

The simplest way to publish RDF data is to create one or more RDF 
documents containing your data, and publish them on the web via a 
normal HTTP server.
  -- http://www.w3.org/2004/03/thes-tf/primer/2005-02-08

There's a critical bit that went unsaid there: the RDF should be 
published *at the address of the terms*.

If the terms follow the http://...schema#term pattern, the it's as 
simple as publishing one RDF
document with <rdf:Description rdf:about="#term">...</rdf:Description>.

If you use hash-less names, ala 
http://www.ukat.org.uk/thesaurus/concept/1750 , it gets
more complicated, but it can be done (see 
http://esw.w3.org/topic/SlashRedirection ).
Currently, I get a 404 at that .../1750 address. Please let's not say 
that is best practice.

In either case, please encourage people to ground their terms in URI 

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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