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RE: Does follow-your-nose apply in the enterprise? was: RDF for molecules, using InChI

From: Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:00:43 -0400
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: ogbujic@ccf.org, public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, wangxiao@musc.edu
Message-id: <AB349814F1ECB143A5D4CD29C7A64569019ED9B5@CCSEXB10.CUNET.CARLETON.CA>


> > > and making URIs
> > > dereferenceable to useful metadata is certainly one
> > > convenient way to help do so.
> >
> > Really? The point of these examples is that there are a variety of
> > cases which for a variety of reasons it's not so convenient
> > (actually, either for the minter or the discoverer). So the
> > recommendation can say, "When its convenient and helpful, use http
> > uris, otherwise, don't" But that's not so great a recommendation.
> 
> Can you explain specific cases in which you see usefully
dereferenceable
> URIs as NOT being so convenient for the discoverer?

Sure, when the URI refers to a resource for which information about it
exists at multiple (URL/data store/web service) locations.

-=Michel=-
Received on Monday, 20 August 2007 17:01:07 GMT

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