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Re: making statements on the semantic web

From: Greg Tyrelle <gregtyrelle@phalanxbiotech.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 22:52:55 +0800
Message-ID: <d152fd3d0708270752q1ceeece9ob7d4c3cc7965936@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Eric Jain" <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Cc: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>, "public-semweb-lifesci hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

On 8/25/07, Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch> wrote:
> UniProt provides you with the following URIs, hope that's enough :-)
>
> http://purl.uniprot.org/uniprot/P00750 <- concept (GET returns 303)

I'm not sure if I am understanding the semantics of this correctly.

http://purl.uniprot.org/uniprot/P00750 is a permanent URL for a
uniprot database entry. A database entry is an information resource,
hence http://purl.uniprot.org/uniprot/P00750 should not return 303,
but instead the database record. Assuming for a moment you're using a
browser that  would be the HTML representation.

Or are the semantics of http-range14 going to break PURL servers,
which are using 303 as a simple redirect ? In other words, 303 in
http-range14 suggests that 'see other' means see this for data *about*
the non-information resource being identified. Rather than get the
information resource *itself* being identified at its current
(possibly temporary) URL ?

_greg

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Greg Tyrelle, Ph.D.
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Phalanx Biotech Group, Inc.
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Received on Monday, 27 August 2007 14:53:08 GMT

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