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Re: Creation of Containers

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 22:50:15 +0000
Cc: Niclas Hoyer <niclas@verbugt.de>, public-ldp-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <2711E8A2-2D47-4052-981D-D0BECC4BFE68@cyganiak.de>
To: nathan@webr3.org
On 7 Nov 2012, at 22:43, Nathan wrote:
> Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>> Niclas,
>> Here's my (possibly flawed understanding):
>> On 7 Nov 2012, at 21:38, Niclas Hoyer wrote:
>>> is there a simple way to create a ldp container?
>> No, the client can't tell the server to turn a resource into a container.
>> The server decides what's a container, usually based on domain knowledge. A SIOC server would know that threads should be containers, and would automatically make the resource a container whenever a thread is created.
>> Generic servers that don't have any domain knowledge, but are “just” “dumb” graph stores, can't really use containers.
> By LDPR a client can PUT a representation which is considered an LDPC by any client doing a subsequent request on that LDPR.

That's not doing any good if the server doesn't handle POST requests on that LDPR. The server can't handle POST requests unless it has some domain knowledge -- at least it needs to know what the URIs for new resources should look like.

> Any "dumb" server can't stop that, can it?

A dumb server can't stop a client from saying anything, whether it's true or not. What's your point?

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