Re: HTTP POST and @subject IRI

Another thing you can do is post a JSON-LD using relative IRIs, which then resolve to the base IRI given to the document.

For example, if you state the following:

   "@subject": "",
   "@type": "schema:Person",
   "name": "Werner Wilms"

It would create a simple graph with a description of a person (waving hands over the @context that defines "schema"). The empty subject is interpreted as a relative IRI resolved against the document base, which is assigned during the POST.


On Nov 3, 2011, at 10:58 AM, Thomas Steiner wrote:

> Hi Werner,
>> I'm not sure if this was discussed before, because I subscribed only
>> recently to this list. A (admittingly only short) research in the
>> archive didn't answer my question:
>> I'm trying to do a HTTP POST for a newly to create subject with a
>> json-ld message from the client to the server.
>> Unfortunately I have no idea what the identifier of the subject will be,
>> because the server will define it. So I can't give a full IRI yet. What
>> can I do to cope with that? Right now I have my own tool parsing the
>> json, but I want to use one of your API implementations soon, and I
>> guess they won't let me pass without a subject, right? Because you can't
>> build triples without a subject, correct?
> I guess the question is more an underlying REST design principle. This
> article describes
> the idea quite well.
> Short: you do a POST to a generic resource /things. The server
> responds with a 201 Created response telling you the Location where it
> has generated the actual thing, like /things/123. Then you can use
> this Location as the subject.
> Does this help?
> Best,
> Tom
> -- 
> Thomas Steiner, Research Scientist, Google Inc.

Received on Thursday, 3 November 2011 18:13:48 UTC