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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: Vasiliy Faronov <vfaronov@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:36:43 +0300
To: Phil Archer <phil.archer@talis.com>
Cc: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, nathan@webr3.org, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org
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On Чтв, 2011-01-13 at 11:04 +0000, Phil Archer wrote:
> Describing a URI with further triples is good, nothing wrong with that, 
> but to use that to decide whether or not to dereference an rdfs:seeAlso 
> URI means looking for a description of the linked resource and then 
> acting accordingly. That sounds like a relatively heavy bit of 
> processing that HTTP kind of takes care of for you.

Phil, how then do you propose to deal with the following:

- RDFa
- web servers that (in full compliance with the spec[1]) ignore the Accept
  header and just send 200 with the only representation they have (try
  HEAD http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html with Accept:
  application/rdf+xml, pay attention to the Content-Length returned)

[1] http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html#sec10.4.7

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Vasiliy Faronov
Received on Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:37:19 UTC

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