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Re: Address Bar URI

From: Tom Scott <tascott@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 23:50:02 +0100
Message-ID: <-5736992096743964636@unknownmsgid>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 19 Oct 2011, at 15:42, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> On 10/19/11 10:14 AM, David Wood wrote:
>> On Oct 19, 2011, at 10:02, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
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>>> On 10/19/11 8:49 AM, Paul Wilton wrote:
>>>> what is this IE6 that you talk about ?
>>>>
>>>> :)
>>> Internet Explorer 6. The browser that still dominates market share across WWW end-users :-)
>>
>> ...with less than 5% market share as of last March [1].  Also, most of those reported instances of IE6 usage may be due to the AVG Linkscanner bot, which uses an IE6 ID string [2].
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>> I know IE6 has been a thorn in our sides for years, but maybe it is time to let it go.
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> We don't believe is forcing issues on end-users by disrupting them via actions such as: implementing a Linked Data URI style for something like DBpedia that works modulo IE 6. Yes, the market share of IE is decreasing (thank heavens!) but we still have a live usecase that showcases why slash style of URIs are important and useful.
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> Kingsley

Whatever the usage of IE6 in the general web population  I can't
believe that's reflective of dbpedia users.

If it is then that might be the best indication of widespread LOD
adoption and we all should therefore re-read Michael's comments.

(meanwhile I'm going to check why my dad uses dbpedia and garner his
feedback on the http-range-14 issue since he's the only person I know
that uses IE6).
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>> Regards,
>> Dave
>>
>> [1] http://www.sitepoint.com/ie6-usage-below-5-percent-browser-trends/
>> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers#Overestimation
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>>>
>>> Kingsley
>>>> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Kingsley Idehen<kidehen@openlinksw.com>   wrote:
>>>>> On 10/18/11 1:49 PM, Jonathan Rees wrote:
>>>>>> I'm not trying to be difficult, I just really don't get what you're
>>>>>> saying.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>  I believe the your quests was about a case for 303's. Which is
>>>>>>>> basically
>>>>>>>>  another way of seeking a case for slash terminated URIs re. Linked
>>>>>>>> Data
>>>>>>>>  deployment.
>>>>>> Not exactly - I'm trying to build a case against hash URIs.
>>>>> A case against hash URIs is that your deployment won't play well with IE 6.
>>>>> The problem with IE 6 is that it sends # over the wire. Other browsers
>>>>> don't. Thus, you (the publisher) has extra work on your hands should you
>>>>> want your Linked Data deployment to cater to IE 6 users. This is why DBpedia
>>>>> opted to use slash URIs since that meant a single set of re-write rules
>>>>> without any exception oriented heuristics for IE 6 user agents.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> 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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>>> --
>>>
>>> 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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> Regards,
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> 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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