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Re: Is it best practices to use a rdfs:seeAlso link to a potentially multimegabyte PDF?, existing predicate for linking to PDF?

From: Phil Archer <phil.archer@talis.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:25:16 +0000
Message-ID: <4D2B16CC.2020402@talis.com>
To: nathan@webr3.org
CC: William Waites <ww@styx.org>, Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org

On 10/01/2011 14:16, Nathan wrote:
> Phil Archer wrote:
>> On the Web in general, URIs don't, or certainly shouldn't, imply any
>> particular content type.
> They don't imply anything, they name things, and the thing that's named
> can by all means be a representation with a specific mediatype, infact
> this is by far the most common usage of URIs, and always has been.

True, of course. But the fact that the identified resource is only 
available in a single representation is not denoted by the identifier. 
One might have reasonable expectations about 
http://example.com/index.html but no more. The only authoritative 
declaration of the content type of a resource is given in the HTTP 
response headers received when dereferencing the identifier.


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