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Resource discovery question

From: David Schweinsberg <david@steadystate.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 13:58:45 -0000
To: "RDF Mailing List" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
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I have a question regarding the retrieval of RDF from a HTTP server.  It
seems fairly clear in regard to retrieving information regarding documents -
either the RDF is embedded within the document or there is a link to it.
But is this the only point of entry regarding discovering RDF info at a web

Would it be reasonable to use HTTP content negotiation?  Given a URI of,
say, http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee, I imagine a web browser would
want the HTML, but using the URI in an RDF context, we would want an RDF

Is this URI "overloading" considered bad form?  Anyhow, I have looked long
and hard for an answer before posting a possibly stupid question, but to no


David Schweinsberg
Steady State Software Ltd.
Received on Wednesday, 29 November 2000 08:57:57 UTC

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