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Re: PURL and PubMed ids

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 12:07:04 -0400
Message-ID: <29af5e2d0704200907i7f34c136qdeaa74ca36321d59@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Duncan Hull" <duncan.hull@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: "Jonathan A Rees" <jar@mumble.net>, "public-semweb-lifesci hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, "chris mungall" <cjm@fruitfly.org>

We've not yet implemented the redirect, or are sure what the redirect should do.
One issue is what is the thing that
http://purl.org/commons/pmid/7451682 refers to.
Is it the pubmed record as it exists now? The class of pubmed records
over the years?
Also, there are different forms of the pubmed record: Medline, html,
xml, etc? Which should be returned.

The current thinking is that http://purl.org/commons/pmid/7451682
should refer to the class or Chris Mungall suggests it could be an
instance that relates to the other concrete records. In that case we
would define translation rules to create urls for the concrete records
e.g http://purl.org/commons/pmid/xml/2005/7451682, and advertise that
http://purl.org/commons/pmid/7451682 will serve rdf to that effect. A
sticking point is that the http-range14 might suggest that
http://purl.org/commons/pmid/7451682 return 303 and redirect to the
rdf, but purl.org does not support this behaviour.

This strategy is based, in part, on ideas of Jonathan Rees, Matthias
Samwald, and myself, discussed in  [1][2], and on this list in the

Your thoughts on the issue are most welcome...

[1] http://tinyurl.com/y5tmud
[2] http://tinyurl.com/38fhan


On 4/20/07, Duncan Hull <duncan.hull@cs.man.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hello Alan
> Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> > Call the article "article 7451682"
> > Name the pubmed record
> > http://purl.org/commons/pmid/7451682
> I thought the PURL id's were supposed to be retrievable but the link
> above gives me a 404.
> Duncan
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