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Re: .htaccess a major bottleneck to Semantic Web adoption / Was: Re: ?RDFa vs RDF/XML and content negotiation

From: Bill Roberts <bill@swirrl.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 19:19:56 +0100
Message-Id: <D746CEB8-620D-4B41-8903-C15EB6B2D9B5@swirrl.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
I thought I'd give the .htaccess approach a try, to see what's  
involved in actually setting it up.  I'm no expert on Apache, but I  
know the basics of how it works, I've got full access to a web server  
and I can read the online Apache documentation as well as the next  

So... after an hour or so of messing around, I still couldn't get  
Apache based linked data content negotiation to work properly.   
(Something to do with turning off MultiViews which in turn meant  
fiddling with AllowOverride).  I had more pressing things to do so I  
gave up.

Anyway, I conclude that I agree with Martin that this is not in  
general an easy way to set up content negotiation!  And I had full  
access to all the Apache conf files - without that I wouldn't have got  
anywhere.  In contrast, last year I wrote some code to do linked data  
content negotiation in a Ruby on Rails app, which was pretty easy.


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