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Comments on HTTP vocab: Use Case; parsetypes of body

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetilk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:59:33 +0000
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org
Message-Id: <200701291259.22138.kjetilk@opera.com>

Dear all,

I read your HTTP vocab WD a while ago. Thanks for the work you have put 
into it! I have two short comments, first a use case:

For Scutters, i.e. web spiders that indexes RDF, one may like to record 
information about the HTTP request and response along with the data for 
later use. I created one on my sparetime [1] and followed the 
specifications at [2], but noted that there really wasn't a good HTTP 
headers vocabulary at the time. I believe scuttering will be quite 
important, and I think you have resolved that issue. Which you may well 
brag about! :-)

[1] http://search.cpan.org/~kjetilk/RDF-Scutter/
[2] http://rdfweb.org/topic/ScutterVocab

I note that you require the response body to be base64-encoded CDATA. I 
don't know if you have discussed the use of RDF's parsetypes? Under 
some conditions, XML chunks can reasonably be embedded by using a 
rdf:parseType="Literal" [3] I would think, so I was thinking that 
restricting to a base64-encoded chunk was overly restrictive.

[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar/#section-Syntax-XML-literals


Kjetil Kjernsmo
Semantic Web Specialist
Opera Software ASA
Received on Monday, 29 January 2007 12:02:10 UTC

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