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[VM] purl.org redirection

From: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 07:07:24 +0100
To: SW Best Practices <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20051122060724.GA2008@Octavius>

In the new draft Apache Configuration Cookbook [1], Alistair writes:

> Note also that PURL servers use a 302 redirect code, and therefore
> ontologies with slash namespaces using PURL servers will not strictly conform
> with the TAG resolution on httpRange-14 [@@TODOREF].

Two comments:

-- The @@TODOREF is [2].

-- Did we ever decided that Ian Davis's solution for the purl.org-based
   vocab.org vocabulary would not work [3]?

   > I would expect a PURL 302 redirecting to a location which then 303 
   > redirects to another document to be an acceptable solution.
   > 
   > I use this for the relationship RDF schema. I have a property:
   > 
   > http://purl.org/vocab/relationship/childOf
   > 
   > which 302 redirects to
   > 
   > http://vocab.org/relationship/childOf
   > 
   > which 303 redirects to
   > 
   > http://vocab.org/relationship/
   > 
   > which provides HTML and RDF documentation for the property.

As someone supposedly once said: "There is no problem
that cannot be solved with an additional redirection."
One practical advantage of this approach is that it would
require no changes to existing purl.org code.

Tom

REFERENCES

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/VM/http-examples/2005-11-18/#purls
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2005Jun/0039.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2005Aug/0038.html

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