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Re: Discovering service descriptions

From: Gregory Williams <greg@evilfunhouse.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:07:22 -0400
Cc: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7DB6D482-09D5-4DCE-9C33-5D1CBB944431@evilfunhouse.com>
To: Kendall Clark <kendall@clarkparsia.com>
On Aug 11, 2009, at 10:46 AM, Kendall Clark wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Gregory Williams<greg@evilfunhouse.com 
> > wrote:
>
>> Without conneg, would this prevent providing a query form at the  
>> service
>> uri?
>
> Yes.
>
> I didn't realize people were doing that: *ick*;
>
> The problem with the proposed use of conneg is that, as spec'd, conneg
> is not a way to get a representation of a different resource (query
> form versus svc desc), it's a way to get a diff representation of the
> *same* resource... so an HTML form or an RDF form... Or an HTML
> version of the svc desc or an RDF version. But using conneg to return
> an HTML form or a svc desc is an abuse of conneg.

Well, ideally I'd like to see a description of the service when I load  
the service URI (bonus points for encoding this in RDFa), but is it an  
abuse of conneg to *also* provide a query FORM on the HTML version?

.greg
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