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Re: Resource discovery question

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 10:11:25 -0500 (EST)
To: David Schweinsberg <david@steadystate.co.uk>
cc: RDF Mailing List <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0011291007380.9055-100000@tux.w3.org>
The RDFphoto system implemented in jigsaw allows content-negotiation to
either get a jpg image or the rdf content of the image.

http://www.w3.org/TR/photo-rdf

I am not sure if that makes it a good thing, but it demonstrates that we do
it...

cheers

Charles McCathieNevile

On Wed, 29 Nov 2000, David Schweinsberg wrote:

  Hello

  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
  site?

  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
  response.

  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
  avail.

  Regards,

  David Schweinsberg
  Steady State Software Ltd.
  http://www.steadystate.com/



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