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Re: [dxwg] Profile negotiation [RPFN]

From: Nicholas Car via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 22:28:23 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-396407236-1528756102-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
For the main example in [Use Case 239](https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues/239), I referred to the *views* or profiles of the metadata for a physical sample, AU239 (coincidental numbering). That sample has different metadata for different audiences (legacy XML format, current SOSA RDF etc.) but we certainly want the same URI for the sample. Currently we're using query string args to separate out the profiles but would like to support HTTP profile negotiation for smarter machine clients.

We have to use the same URI for the sample as one of the reasons we have URIs for samples at all is to de-duplicate references to the same sample and to do that we need to know that it's really the same thing which, although possible with multiple URIs, is much easier with a single one.

We're trying to say "metadata for sample AU239 is at URI <http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/sample/AU239> regardless of the form of metadata you want".

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