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Re: Important Change to HTTP semantics re. hashless URIs

From: Barry Norton <barry.norton@ontotext.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 17:59:01 +0000
Message-ID: <514F3EE5.4090400@ontotext.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 24/03/13 17:52, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> 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

Agreed. And I don't like the 'give a 200 and trust clients to spot the 
header' approach. I especially don't like that the header will become a 
'we can add that later' academic ideal and we'll effectively lose the 
NIR/IR distinction altogether (if we already haven't).

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