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Re: "How to Publish Linked Data" vs "Cool URIs don't change"

From: Christopher St John <ckstjohn@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 09:41:12 -0500
Message-ID: <8ba906450907110741x62aab294la978fd815d408809@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 5:26 AM, Richard Cyganiak<richard@cyganiak.de> wrote:
> On 10 Jul 2009, at 07:42, Christopher St John wrote:
>> Specifically, in Section 3 "Choosing URIs" of HtPLDotW,
>> the suggestion to use mnemonic names (names linked to
>> some of the data about the object) has proven to be
>> problematic in practice.

> Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de> replied:
> When it comes to opaque or mnemonic URIs, there is a tradeoff between
> reusability and longevity. Entirely opaque URIs are less likely to be
> re-used and linked to than mnemonic ones.

That doesn't seem to be the case in practice. Geonames is a
good counterexample.

Permalinks have proven to be the best candidates for re-use in
the web at large (for the reasons listed in the Cool URIs doc). I
suspect they're the best candidates for re-use on the web of
linked data, too.


Christopher St. John
Received on Saturday, 11 July 2009 14:41:52 UTC

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