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Re: Cool URIs (was: Re: Java Framework for Content Negotiation)

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 11:41:26 +0100
Cc: Angelo Veltens <angelo.veltens@online.de>, public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <3D65C6C8-41FC-4CBE-B3EE-2E9FB33E9FE1@cyganiak.de>
To: Bernhard Schandl <bernhard.schandl@univie.ac.at>

On 1 Jun 2010, at 19:37, Bernhard Schandl wrote:
> I want to throw in another question, are there currently arguments  
> for or against the two alternatives:
>
> http://www.example.org/doc/alice.html
>
> vs
>
> http://www.example.org/doc/html/alice
>
> and the same for .rdf vs rdf/

In terms of web architecture both options are the same. But the first  
one has several “soft” advantages:

- more idiomatic and hence easier to remember and use
- more compatible with the Hierarchical URIs pattern [1]
- yields an obvious URI for the generic, format-independent version of
   the resource (chop off the extension)

Best,
Richard

[1] http://patterns.dataincubator.org/book/hierarchical-uris.html



>
> Best
> Bernhard
>
>
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