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Re: currentModel attribute for /Product

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012 23:47:51 +0200
Cc: Kenley Lamaute <kenleyl@microsoft.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A0126098-BD7F-4E9C-86B7-6717786D1AA7@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Dave Caroline <dave.thearchivist@gmail.com>
I think there is a misunderstanding here: While it is *desirable* that an HTTP URI returns a representation when tried with a HTTP GET method, the role as a unique identifier *does not break* if the inventor of the URI goes bankrupt and stops serving representations from that URI.


On Jul 28, 2012, at 1:36 PM, Dave Caroline wrote:

> I can see a glaring hole in the URI as a unique identifier
> 
> If large corp creates a product and defines the uri as
> http:uri.largecorp.com/steamenginetype1
> 
> Sells a million but goes bust a while later what of the id
> we now have a dead link breaking the chain

We only have a dead link for browsers, but the link is not dead for building a graph of statements. 

Best
Martin

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