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Re: Important Change to HTTP semantics re. hashless URIs

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 17:52:53 +0000
Message-Id: <7A8D1186-A106-416A-A095-737642222950@cyganiak.de>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
On 24 Mar 2013, at 17:39, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
> Thus, if a client de-references the URI <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Barack_Obama> and it gets a 200 OK from the server combined with <http://dbpedia.org/page/Barack_Obama> in the Content-Location response header, the client (user agent) can infer the following:
> 
> 1. <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Barack_Obama> denotes the real-world entity 'Barack Obama' .

Why can a client make this inference? I can't see any basis for the inference that the URI identifies a “real-world entity”. The described interaction does not provide any information regarding the nature of the identified resource, AFAICT.

Best,
Richard
Received on Sunday, 24 March 2013 17:53:19 UTC

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