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Re: 303 redirect to a preexisting document

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 19:17:12 +0000
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
CC: SWIG <semantic-web@w3.org>
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Hi.
I don't think it is obscure - I'm afraid it is perhaps more disappointing than that.
It would mean that some organisation that was already publishing a well-established and well-structured web site, using coolish URIs, had decided to embrace Linked Data as an integral part of its IT structure.
If you look at the LOD cloud, there are not many organisations of that kind in it; also, many organisations and catalogues will not have previously used cool URIs.
I thought it was an interesting question, although i am also disappointed that there don't seem to be examples of this, which would suggest Linked Data take up.
Best
Hugh

On 14 Apr 2011, at 20:22, Jonathan Rees wrote:

> Thanks for the information - this is what I need.
> 
> Was hoping for a storm of these; probably the situation is more
> obscure than I thought it was.
> 
> Best
> Jonathan
> 
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 11:05 PM, Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
>> All of the user pages at ECS@Southampton may fit your bill, I think.
>> http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/person/21
>> 303s to
>> http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/hg
>> which was the existing user page.
>> Of course that page now has the URI in it, but essentially as more information about me that has become available in the meantime.
>> 
>> Similarly, the latest version of ePrints (eprints.org) now does RDF,
>> so some stuff goes on to sort out redirection to pages that had URLs.
>> Eg http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/21681
>> 
>> Cheers
>> Hugh
>> 
>> On 1 Apr 2011, at 01:31, Jonathan Rees wrote:
>> 
>>> I'm doing a bit of research and could use some help... does anyone
>>> know of an instance of a 303 redirect being used in a semantic web
>>> context where the target document does NOT contain the URI being
>>> defined (even as a base URI)?
>>> 
>>> For example, a URI 'http://example/chicago' for which a GET request
>>> yields a 303 response with Location:
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago (which is a page that existed
>>> before the URI 'http://example/chicago' was 'minted' and therefore
>>> does not contain that URI).
>>> 
>>> This is an empirical question, not a theoretical one - I'm looking for
>>> real examples.
>>> 
>>> Thanks
>>> Jonathan
>>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Hugh Glaser,
>>              Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia
>>              School of Electronics and Computer Science,
>>              University of Southampton,
>>              Southampton SO17 1BJ
>> Work: +44 23 8059 3670, Fax: +44 23 8059 3045
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>> http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~hg/
>> 
>> 
>> 

-- 
Hugh Glaser,  
              Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia
              School of Electronics and Computer Science,
              University of Southampton,
              Southampton SO17 1BJ
Work: +44 23 8059 3670, Fax: +44 23 8059 3045
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