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Re: Why is it bad practice to consume Linked Data and publish opaque HTML pages?

From: Barry Norton <barry.norton@ontotext.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:50:19 +0000
Message-ID: <5156FBAB.4080104@ontotext.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org

Glad to say that a large national broadcaster is moving towards good 
practice on this score.


On 30/03/13 14:35, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> All,
> " Citing sources is useful for many reasons: (a) it shows that it 
> isn't a half-baked idea I just pulled out of thin air, (b) it provides 
> a reference for anybody who wants to dig into the subject, and (c) it 
> shows where the ideas originated and how they're likely to evolve." -- 
> John F. Sowa [1].
> An HTTP URI is an extremely powerful citation and attribution 
> mechanism. Incorporate Linked Data principles and the power increases 
> exponentially.
> It is okay to consume Linked Data from wherever and publish HTML 
> documents based on source data modulo discoverable original sources 
> Linked Data URIs.
> It isn't okay, to consume publicly available Linked Data from sources 
> such as the LOD cloud and then republish the extracted content using 
> HTML documents, where the original source Linked Data URIs aren't 
> undiscoverable by humans or machines.
> The academic community has always had a very strong regard for 
> citations and source references. Thus, there's no reason why the 
> utility of Linked Data URIs shouldn't be used to reinforce this 
> best-practice, at Web-scale .
> Links:
> 1. http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2013-03/msg00084.html 
> -- ontolog list post .
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