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Re: A(nother) Guide to Publishing Linked Data Without Redirects

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 15:05:33 +0000
Message-ID: <4CDC063D.2000804@webr3.org>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
CC: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Harry Halpin wrote:
> The question is how to build Linked Data on top of *only* HTTP 200 -
> the case where the data publisher either cannot alter their server
> set-up (.htaccess) files or does not care to.

(1) use fragments
(2) if using slashes, admit "I was wrong" and migrate data (REAL uris do 
change)
(3) come up with a fragile set of rules fro slash URIs that only a small 
percentage of the web even knows about, let alone understands

(1) is easy, (2) is harder but possible, (3) is what will probably 
happen, and it's what people want, 200 OK and sort out the mess via 
reasoning later (hopefully).

IMHO, it really is that simple.

Nobodies willing to discuss (2), (1) isn't used 100% of the time, so it 
has to be (3).

Doesn't matter what obscure processing rules anybody here comes up with, 
most of the web won't know about them let alone implement. So it has to 
be just 200 OK your slashes and we'll either manage to sort out the mess 
later or junk the ambiguous data.

The answers aren't in the specs, this is a reality issue, and reality 
conflicts with what some want, so reality distortion is needed.

Best,

Nathan
Received on Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:06:39 UTC

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