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Re: Announcement: "Cool URIs for the Semantic Web" - W3C SWEO IG Note

From: Mark Diggory <mdiggory@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:53:30 -0700
Message-Id: <E3ADA84B-F284-42B9-9324-AA58EF838CC0@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>

On Apr 10, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>
>> In this particular case, I speculate DCMI thought it was
>> getting around that issue by using purl.org which issues a 302
>> instead of a 303, thinking it would be cached, but doesn't appear to
>> happen in my browser.  If purl.org were returning a 303, the point I
>> make would be more obvious.
>
> (historical aside)
>
> That's a clever speculation, but I don't think that's what actually
> happened.  purl.org and dcmi long predate the idea of using "303 See
> Other" for this application.  (303 for the semweb was my idea (circa
> 2003); purl.org and dcmi'a use of it were due largely to Eric  
> Miller (in
> the 90's); when I suggested to Eric to use 303, he said it sounded  
> like
> a good idea, but he wasn't involved in running them any more.)
>
>       -- Sandro

Shows how much I know ;-)

Thanks for correcting me....

-Mark
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