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Re: Segment RDF on BBC Programmes

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:01:23 -0400
Message-ID: <49F84FA3.5080707@openlinksw.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>, Diego Berrueta Muņoz <diego.berrueta@fundacionctic.org>, John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>
> On 29 Apr 2009, at 10:17, Yves Raimond wrote:
>>> We're aware of the limitations of mod_rewrite to effectively and 
>>> correctly
>>> implement content-negotiation, please see note at [1] and issue at 
>>> [2]. Any
>>> suggestion on this would be greatly appreciated!
>>
>> I've played a bit with several ways of doing it. mod_negotiation seems
>> to be the most sensible solution. However, I did not find a way to
>> make it run with non-static files (e.g. DESCRIBE on a SPARQL
>> end-point). If not using that, then I think the only proper solution
>> left is to code the content negotiation in the actual web application
>> (that's what URISpace does, and I think that's what Pubby does).
>
> I reached exactly the same conclusion. I would recommend against the 
> mod_rewrite hack because it is not a full implementation of content 
> negotiation. mod_negotiation works great for static files, for 
> everything else you should probably code your own solution. (And 
> everyone who codes their own solution gets it wrong the first time ;-)
>
> In practice, content negotiation is quite an interoperability 
> nightmare. One more point pro RDFa, I suppose.
Richard,

Should we not simply start an updataed version of LOD deployment best 
practices in a designated Wiki Space? We certainly need to add the RDFa 
perspective which isn't reflected in a lot of current material.

Others: Apace is not a natural Linked Data Web Server. It is a Document 
Web Server.

Kingsley
>
> Best,
> Richard
>
>
>>
>>
>> Cheers!
>> y
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Received on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 13:02:05 UTC

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