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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: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:01:17 -0500
Message-ID: <4D2F21CD.7010603@openlinksw.com>
To: Bob Ferris <zazi@elbklang.net>
CC: Linked Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
On 1/13/11 8:44 AM, Bob Ferris wrote:
> "be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving" [1]
> I guess, we shouldn't expect to much ;)
> Cheers,
> Bob
> [1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1958

That's the very reason why we sponge (retrieve) and transform 
rdfs:seeAlso property values in our clients, if need be. Basically, we 
use content negotiation algorithms to specify what we want, and then 
transform if we don't receive a structured data representation of a 
description graph, in desired format i.e., RDF family of formats, and a 
few others we know how to handle.

The need to transform data to reflect the "sense" of the data consumer 
is something we all have to live with (IMHO). If an app has a "linked 
data sense" (I like Nathan's phrase btw), then said app should take on 
the burden of transformation re. compatibility with its "sense", post 
negotiated data retrieval.



Kingsley Idehen	
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