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Re: Linked Data Platform ISSUE-20: What is the base URI of a POSTed document?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:13:45 -0400
Message-ID: <5075E509.8090007@openlinksw.com>
To: public-ldp-wg@w3.org
On 10/10/12 4:46 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> I suppose this is described here
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5995
>
> What I mean is that if you POST a document using rfc5995 to a collection
> containing relative URLs ( say some HTML ) then (I think - please confirm)
> inevitably the relative URLs will be dependent on the name of the document.
> Since WebDAV does not specify a method to make those URLs non relative -
> since I think you can  post any document, and I doubt they would spend all
> their time specifying absolutization for each format - it is clear that
> one would  get the behaviour proposed  in Steve Battle's A) .
>
> So one could try just posting an RDF/XML document with relative
> URLs using RFC5995 to a collection, and see what happens...

For any RDF format that supports relative URIs the behavior you describe 
applies.

## Turtle Start ##

<> a foaf:Document .

## Turtle End ##

Results in a document denoted by the URL of the destination of the 
content above. This is the basis of my DIY Linked Data deployment memes [1].

Links:

1. http://bit.ly/MgSz3F -- DIY-style Linked Data deployment via an 
Amazon S3 bucket (note: Amazon now gives you 5GB free for one year on 
par with Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive etc.. )

2. http://bit.ly/O4LNKf -- How to control your own Web-scale verifiable 
identity (basically about posting a Turtle based profile document to 
collections/folders provided by the services above and then using 
relative URIs for the URI that serves as the WebID re. WebID 
authentication protocol)

3. http://bit.ly/QuFpNA -- various posts about the same thing using a 
variety of storage service providers  .


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