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Re: AtomPub-like Slug: header (was: Re: ldp-ISSUE-31 (conformance))

From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:42:41 -0800
Message-ID: <CABP7RbcjX9p5JjsAbRr+ZTrXJX1D0S9gsdFiiBpjmgfh-6St4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Wilde, Erik" <Erik.Wilde@emc.com>
Cc: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>, Linked Data Platform Working Group <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
Also note that Slug is defined very loosely in terms of syntax and needs
additional processing on the server to derive a proper url segment. In my
implementation, I typically perform Unicode NFKD normalization, replace
common whitespace with dashes (-) and strip remaining non-ascii (A-Za-z0-9)
characters. This typically yields acceptable results. YMMV, however.

- James

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Wilde, Erik <Erik.Wilde@emc.com> wrote:

> hello richard.
> On 2012-11-05 13:08 , "Richard Cyganiak" <richard@cyganiak.de> wrote:
> >On 5 Nov 2012, at 20:40, David Wood wrote:
> >> Our resolution to ISSUE-20 [1] left me wondering about compliance with
> >>regard to clients providing a (presumably optional) AtomPub-like Slug:
> >>header (as Callimachus does).
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.w3.org/2012/ldp/track/issues/20
> >I think the question of user-supplied ³slugs² sort of fell under the
> >table when we discussed ISSUE-20; we focused on the issue of relative
> >URIs.
> +1 to look at slugs or slug-like concepts. it is a useful implementation
> of the concept of providing clients with some control over the namespace,
> but still giving servers final control. it's important to keep in mind,
> though, that slugs are meant mainly to control centralized naming (the
> header determines the final path component of the created URI), so for
> supporting decentralized scenarios (where you might want to supply the
> canonical URI that's not under the control of the LDP server), this
> probably could not be directly adopted.
> cheers,
> dret.
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