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Re: SemWeb Non-Starter -- Distributed URI Discovery

From: Josh Sled <jsled@asynchronous.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 22:52:11 -0500
To: Rodrigo Dias Arruda Senra <rsenra@acm.org>
Cc: dviner@apache.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-Id: <1112413931.1468.30.camel@phoenix>

On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 19:22, Rodrigo Dias Arruda Senra wrote:

>  I like its minimalistic nature. However, a generic web page might
>  have rdf embedded in it. Worse, it might be a xml-rdf resource itself
>  not its meta-information. 

I'd rather have data than metadata, so this doesn't seem _worse_,
exactly. :)

>  So, using Accept:mime-type to differ from resource and resource's meta-info
>  might lead to ambiguity IMO.

URIs identify resources; the Accept header should serve only to
negotiate the format of that resource, not to branch between different
resources... you may want the HTML meta-data about the RDF data,
someday. :)

Why not have a URI for the resource, and a URI for the meta-data?

GET /foo
<foo>
  <link rel="meta" href="/foo/meta" />
</foo>

...jsled

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