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Re: attaching multiple licenses

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 16:47:25 +0000
To: Tom Heath <tom.heath@talis.com>
Cc: Georgi Kobilarov <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>, public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <1260290845.1713.79.camel@ophelia2.g5n.co.uk>
On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 11:05 +0000, Tom Heath wrote:
> IIRC then Tim disagreed with this at some point, arguing that two
> documents that describe the same resource and are reached by content
> negotiation and a 303 from the same URI should contain the same
> information to the greatest possible extent. Even where we discount
> aspects like navigation and ads in HTML documents I don't agree with
> this; HTML and RDF documents have different audiences and therefore
> the requirements on them are different. 

I agree that two representations of a resource should provide
substantially the same data (within the limits of the media types of
each resource), but if you're offering two separate resources at
separate URIs, then I don't see why they need contain similar data.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Tuesday, 8 December 2009 16:48:12 UTC

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