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Re: "Hash URIs" and content negotiation

From: rich boakes <rich@boakes.org>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 08:27:32 +0000
Message-ID: <4552E674.6090503@boakes.org>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
CC: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>, danbri@danbri.org, 'Richard Cyganiak' <richard@cyganiak.de>, 'Semantic Web' <semantic-web@w3.org>

Hi Alan,

Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> 
>> I won't make comment on if it is a good idea 
>> or not, but content negotiation is a
>> necessary mechanism. Accept is in the same
>> spirit of Accept Language, right? Do you
>> think Accept Language is a good or a bad
>> idea?
> 
> Don't know. Personally I prefer when a list of
> available languages is listed on the web page
> and I click where I want to go. This seems to
> be the current practice.

...but the sem web is not about pages humans can
click on, it's about machines discovering and
interpreting information, so there is no current
practice.

I just try to remember that the U in URI
represents the Uniformity of the addressing format 
and not the Uniqueness of the identified resource.

My "+1": When I've written RDF harvesting agents, 
content negotiation has been very useful and 
(overall) it simplified the discovery process that 
I had to write.

Rich
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Rich Boakes
http://boakes.org/category/tech/semweb/
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