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Re: Best practice for permantently moved resources?

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:02:45 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTik=wohK8vZaChsMu-4czTXaSvAwhAJx44hJVOTo@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetil@kjernsmo.net>
Cc: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, Gerard de Melo <gdemelo@mpi-inf.mpg.de>
Hi Kjetil

You might be interested by what has been done for lingvoj.org language URIs
(which you have used in a project if I remember well) redirected now to
lexvo.org. See http://www.lingvoj.org/

There are not many explanations of the rationale and method, but your
message reminds me it's on my to-do list to document it further.

At http://www.lingvoj.org/lingvo/fr.rdf you get the following descriptions

    <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.lingvoj.org/lingvo/fr.rdf">
        <dcterms:isReplacedBy rdf:resource="

Provides the RDF document replacing the current one

    <lingvoj:Lingvo rdf:about="http://www.lingvoj.org/lang/fr">
        <rdfs:isDefinedBy rdf:resource="
        <owl:sameAs rdf:resource="http://lexvo.org/id/iso639-3/fra"/>

Provides the new URI and the new document where it is defined.

Re. conneg, I've set up a simple redirect for the html pages.

I of course welcome any feedback about this method.



2010/8/12 Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetil@kjernsmo.net>

> Hi all!
> Cool URIs don't change, but cool content does, so the problem surfaces that
> I
> need to permanently redirect now and then. I discussed this problem in a
> meetup yesterday, and it turns out that people have found dbpedia
> problematic
> to use because it is too much of a moving target, when a URI changes
> because
> the underlying concepts change, there's a need for more 301s.
> The problem is then that I need to record the relation between the old and
> the
> new URI somehow. As of now, it seems that the easiest way to do this would
> be
> to do something like:
> <http://example.org/old> ex:permanently_moved_to <http://example.org/new>
> and if the former is dereferenced, the server will 301 redirect to the
> latter.
> Has anyone done something like that, or have other useful experiences
> relevant
> to this problem?
> Cheers,
> Kjetil

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