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Re: Browsers breaking content negotiation

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:05:23 -0500
Cc: "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>
To: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5b04dca3-5ffa-7ebc-cda1-bf6d427db850@openlinksw.com>
On 2/9/17 3:32 PM, Jerven Bolleman wrote:
> I agree with Ruben.
>
> Representation specific IRIs are a requirement for a linked data/semweb server.
> 1 IRI for a concept can content negotiate to multiple representations
> that have their own IRI.
> Server side it makes sense to prefer sending the most logical
> representation of a concept if the client has no preference.
> Which for images is the highest quality image format, not their metadata.
>
> So practically for me I actually prefer if browsers send accept: */*
> it is better than what they did before e.g. chrome used to prefer xml
> over html.
> e.g. for http://purl.uniprot.org
> if the client has no preference we send HTML.
> else if the client wants RDF/XML we send that.
> else we send HTML because that's what we got ;)
>
> Regards,
> Jerven
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 9:04 PM, Ruben Verborgh <Ruben.Verborgh@ugent.be> wrote:
>>> image content negotiation breaks with Accept: */*, and we
>>> cannot control its default value in browsers.
>> That's indeed what https://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Why_not_conneg means.
>>
>> Now the question is for what applications this poses a problem.
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1249474 is an example,
>> but this is not a Semantic Web application.
>> Your original mail seemed to indicate a possibility
>> that it breaks Linked Data platforms, but I don't see that yet.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Ruben
>>
>
>

Yes!

+1

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