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Re: cool urls and redirects

From: Eric Lease Morgan <eric_morgan@infomotions.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:36:02 -0400
Message-Id: <DDA30ED0-6071-4EA4-B7E8-117D384620E2@infomotions.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org

On Jul 25, 2009, at 9:43 AM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

>> To what degree is it a best practice to implement "cool" URLs as  
>> redirects?
>
> The essential thing is consistency. It is common practice to use
> redirects from URIs that name resources. Often this is done so that it
> will be possible, as is proposed in the Shared Name project, to move
> hosting to a different server without having to notify people who have
> made statements about the resource (or bookmarked them) and have them
> adjust their content. In you case you are using a redirect from the
> same domain, but you might consider using PURLs for you public facing
> URLs.
>
> If you do so, be consistent - make all RDF statements use the
> preferred URLs, as well as all links in the HTML. For a dose of good
> measure you might want to use rel=canonical in your html.

This sounds like sound advice. Thank you.

-- 
Eric Lease Morgan
Infomotions, Inc.
Received on Monday, 27 July 2009 12:37:18 UTC

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