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Re: Web Linking and @rev

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 22:16:35 +1000
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D229CCD0-D39C-46AB-9AD5-EF1293459E47@mnot.net>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Realise that the Link draft doesn't forbid using rev, it just doesn't recommend it. You can still use the syntax.

Also, Link has been approved by the IESG for publication as an RFC, so the document cannot be substantially changed now, without publishing another RFC. 

Cheers,


On 17/05/2010, at 9:35 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> Hi Kingsley,
>> 
>> We've been back and forth on this issue a *lot*. The current solution is still to define the syntax, but not the semantics, of rev, because we can't come to consensus on it, and it's widely agreed that it isn't well-used in many cases (not necessarily yours).
>> 
>> Regards,
>>  
> 
> I know there has been a lot of back and forth on this matter.
> 
> Situation as you describe it:
> Nobody has arrived a consensus about something that isn't widely used.
> 
> Thus, our emerging use case should really be preserved since there isn't any collateral damage :-)
> 
> I could understand if it was widely used in a variety of ways, but this clearly isn't the case, so I think we can also safely own the semantics of this for now since its being put into very practical use.
> 
> 
> Kingsley
>> 
>> 
>> On 12/05/2010, at 11:00 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> 
>>  
>>> Mark,
>>> 
>>> I just read your note [1] re. @rev. Is it judicious to drop @rev just on the basis of potential confusion? In reality, we used @rev in DBpedia to completely demystify what's happening re. Linked Data i.e., the critical relation between a Descriptor Documents and its Unambiguously Named (via Generic HTTP URI) Subject. In one single URL-rewrite move we've been able to solve a complex and typically jargon ladened riddle. If you veer people away from @rev, we are taking steps backward.
>>> 
>>> Links:
>>> 
>>> 1. http://xml.coverpages.org/draft-nottingham-http-link-header-10.txt -- Web Linking Note
>>> 2. http://mediterraneanceramics.blogspot.com/2010/05/document-and-concept-this-and-how.html -- a post about Descriptor Documents and their Unambiguously Named Subjects .
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> 
>>> Kingsley Idehen	      President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>>> Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
>>> Twitter/Identi.ca: kidehen 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>    
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
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> -- 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Kingsley Idehen	      President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
> Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
> Twitter/Identi.ca: kidehen 
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