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Re: Discovering service descriptions

From: Kendall Clark <kendall@clarkparsia.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:14:13 -0400
Message-ID: <1fc9c2ff0908110814u5f3b2712odaa85dff3adbcec3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gregory Williams <greg@evilfunhouse.com>
Cc: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Gregory Williams<greg@evilfunhouse.com> wrote:

>> 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?

The purist answer is: No, not if you include an RDF Form in the RDF
version of the svc desc... :>

But I'm not a purist, so I don't think this is a problem.

And "abuse of conneg" isn't the worst of sins, either, though I do
think in this case it's a bad idea.

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