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

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 08:44:54 +0200
Message-Id: <5AA44441-9406-49DB-8CBA-42395CC4744F@gmail.com>
To: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Seth Russell <russell.seth@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>


On Jul 9, 2009, at 2:25 AM, Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 09/07/2009 00:38, "Toby A Inkster" <tai@g5n.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> On 8 Jul 2009, at 19:58, Seth Russell wrote:
>>
>>> Is it not true that everything past the hash (#alice) is not
>>> transmitted back to the server when a browser clicks on a
>>> hyperlink ?   If that is true, then the server would not be able to
>>> serve anything different if a browser clicked upon http://
>>> example.com/foaf.rdf or if they clicked upon http://example.com/
>>> foaf.rdf#alice .
>>
>> Indeed - the server doesn't see the fragment.
>>
>>> If that is true, and it probably isn't, then is not the Semantic
>>> Web crippled from using that techniqe to distinguish between
>>> resources and at the same time hyper linking between those
>>> different resources?
>>
>>
>> Not at all.
>>
>> Is the web of documents crippled because the server can't distinguish
>> between requests for http://example.com/document.html and http://
>> example.com/document.html#part2 ? Of course it isn't - the server
>> doesn't need to distinguish between them - it serves up the same web
>> page either way and lets the user agent distinguish.
>>
>> Hash URIs are very valuable in linked data, precisely *because* they
>> can't be directly requested from a server - they allow us to bypass
>> the whole HTTP 303 issue.
> Mind you, it does mean that you should make sure that you don't put  
> too many
> LD URIs in one document.
> If dbpedia decided to represent all the RDF in one document, and  
> then use
> hash URIs, it would be somewhat problematic.

Could you explain why???

>>
>> --
>> Toby A Inkster
>> <mailto:mail@tobyinkster.co.uk>
>> <http://tobyinkster.co.uk>
>>
>>
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