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Re: Storing data with semantics..?

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:28:58 +0000
Message-ID: <4B85C44A.50307@webr3.org>
To: Bill Roberts <bill@swirrl.com>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
and what if that data was needed to ensure data integrity / validation /
assertions?

Bill Roberts wrote:
> I definitely reckon first approach would be better - then the data can be easily downloaded if required and you can add some RDF metadata about that file if you want to.  Having base64 data in the RDF is going to be messy, especially if there is a lot of data, and less flexible for user agents/application software.
> 
> 
> On 24 Feb 2010, at 20:08, Nathan wrote:
> 
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Just need to gather opinions on whether it's okay to store "data" (as in
>> data in a certain format) in RDF, in graphs along with the "semantic"
>> and "linked" data. For example:
>>
>> <a> <rdfs:label> "Title of data"@en ;
>>  <_ns0:link> <http://the-url-of.com/the_data.ext> .
>>
>> vs
>>
>> <a> <rdfs:label> "Title of data"@en ;
>>  <_ns1:data_in_format> "RAWDATA"^^base64 .
>>
>> I had always assumed that a bit of raw data in there (that is
>> semantically described and linked) would be fine (and save an HTTP GET)
>> - but now thinking I may be wrong after speaking to somebody.
>>
>> Any input?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Nathan
>>
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> 
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