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Re: .htaccess a major bottleneck to Semantic Web adoption / Was: Re: RDFa vs RDF/XML and content negotiation

From: Seth Russell <russell.seth@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:58:36 -0800
Message-ID: <41d274430907081158h6218f18if5001038aad76148@mail.gmail.com>
To: "semantic-web@w3c.org" <semantic-web@w3c.org>
Cc: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, Pierre-Antoine Champin <swlists-040405@champin.net>, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
> But all that isn't necessary to publish linked data. If you own
> example.com, you can upload foaf.rdf and give yourself a URI like:
>        <http://example.com/foaf.rdf#alice>
I'm going to ask a stupid question ... don't everybody laugh at once.

Is it not true that everything past the hash (#alice) is not transmitted
back to the server when a browser clicks on a hyperlink ?   If that is true,
then the server would not be able to serve anything different if a browser
clicked upon http://example.com/foaf.rd
<http://example.com/foaf.rdf#alice>or if they clicked upon
http://example.com/foaf.rd <http://example.com/foaf.rdf#alice>#alice .   If
that is true, and it probably isn't, then is not the Semantic Web crippled
from using that techniqe to distinguish between resources and at the same
time hyper linking between those different resources?

Ok, you can stop laughfing now.

Seth Russell
Thoughts about The New Semantic Web http://fastblogit.com/seth/
Received on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 18:59:14 UTC

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