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Re: Links and graphs

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetil@kjernsmo.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:45:44 +0100
To: public-ldp@w3.org, W3C provenance WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2924791.ladnLyFCMi@owl>
On Sunday 16. December 2012 12.21.04 mike amundsen wrote:
> show me how you would express this choice between SPARQL endpoint and
> REST service in a message in a way a machine could operate on it - make
> a choice - successfully.

I would argue that the most useful think is that "if it isn't SPARQL, then 
it is RESTful on some level". Our service description document is already 
there -- it is VoID -- and in VoID, you can express a link to a SPARQL 
endpoint, which has its own service description.

For everything else, there should be some triples following the description 
of each and every resource telling an agent what it could do with it. So, a 
machine reading the a description of a resource will already know what it 
can do with it, replace, augment, delete or just read, add similar 
resources to a collection, etc., or it will be pointed to a VoID 
description where it can learn that SPARQL queries may be used.

I tend to prefer not to think of link relations, neither in HTML terms nor 
in HTTP header terms, as I believe we should have the full expressivity of 


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