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Web Host Metadata -- RFC 6415

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 07:41:55 -0500
Message-ID: <4F0AE093.5020208@openlinksw.com>
To: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
All,

Please note: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6415 .

This is an important note is about:
a method for locating host metadata as well as information about 
individual resources controlled by a given host.

This is another approach that reduces the nuanced laced tedium 
associated with publishing Linked Data. Basically, there is a dedicated 
metadata resource that includes information the aids user agents re. 
understanding URIs (via templates) as provided by a particular host of 
resources.

Re. Linked Data deployment think of this as the 3rd option alongside:

1. hash URIs -- carries implicit Name/Address disambiguation courtesy of 
fragment identifier semantics
2. slash URIs -- requiring explicit HTTP message exchange based 
Name/Address disambiguation
3. host metadata -- a dedicated resource that basically handles URI role 
comprehension en route to Name/Address disambiguation.

You can't deliver or effectively exploit Linked Data solutions without 
properly understanding Name/Address disambiguation.

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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
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