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Re: uri for uri

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 15:58:31 -0500
Message-ID: <f3b82c06-8684-0413-cec8-3ae7e481f729@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org

On 12/29/22 3:55 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 12/24/22 6:01 AM, IS4 wrote:
>> Merry Christmas to the public-lod mailing list!
>> As a gift to you all, I have re-launched the uri4uri site, now truly 
>> permanently available at <https://w3id.org/uri4uri/> and upgraded for 
>> even greater linked data satisfaction! There were a lot of changes 
>> and news to the site, including (but not limited to):
>> * JSON-LD as a supported serialization format.
>> * New namespaces for URI-related things such as ports (like 80) , 
>> named services (like SMTP), protocols (like TCP), URN namespaces 
>> (like uuid), well-known URIs (like genid), etc. All of them provide 
>> meaningful information automatically and periodically extracted from 
>> IANA. Additionally, Wikidata is queried in real time for most of 
>> them, so even entities not registered in IANA get useful 
>> descriptions! If you need a quick up-to-date source of information 
>> about these things (and filename suffixes and others), this is now 
>> the place to go to!
>> * All datasets are described using VoID at 
>> <https://w3id.org/uri4uri/void>. There is not a SPARQL endpoint yet, 
>> but Triple Pattern Fragments are now supported and can be used with a 
>> client-side SPARQL engine. And yes, CORS is enabled, so you can query 
>> the site from web applications too!
>> * Some more provenance information and additional metadata added to 
>> all entities wherever possible.
>> * Domains now use RDAP as the primary query mechanism, so there is no 
>> need for a hardcoded WHOIS list and parser anymore (the WHOIS record 
>> is still provided through RDAP however). IP addresses are supported too!
>> * MIME types support structured extensions like +xml, +json etc., and 
>> parameters are correctly parsed as well.
>> * Escaping requirements were loosened for the /uri/ namespace, so the 
>> full URI does not look ugly. ?#% still have to be escaped however.
>> There were many more updates and changes to the site, and I am sure 
>> there will be many more of them as well (and the site is open-source 
>> so feel free to assist in making it even greater!). Scheme-specific 
>> parsing and description of mailto:, tag:, data:, urn:uuid:, urn:oid: 
>> etc. URIs for example is something that is definitely on the horizon.
>> Enjoy, and merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all!
>> IS4
> Season's Greetings to all!
> Wonderful stuff :)

And I forgot to mention the cool touch at: 
https://my.data.is4.site/describe/?url=http://my.data.is4.site/people/is4 :)


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