RE: [HTML] comments on RDF/A primer

Wow!  Good catch Alistair!  I'm embarrassed to have totally overlooked
these URI identity issues when I read it!  My mind must have been
elsewhere.  :(   Anyway . . .

> From: Miles, AJ (Alistair)
> . . . It does not make 
> sense for either an XML Literal, or another web page, to be 
> the 'entity primarily responsible for making' the web page.
> . . .
> Furthermore, the example . . . suggests the use of the URI of a web 
> page as an identifier for the person described by the web page. provides one easy mechanism for avoiding this
kind of URI clash.  For example, if you have a URI for a Web page
describing Mark Birbeck:
by prepending "" to the URI, you can
easily create a URI that you can use as an identifier for Mark Birbeck,
the person:
Dereferencing this latter URI will result in a 303-redirect to the
original Web page that describes him.  Simple!  No servers to configure,
nothing to do. 

And if is too long for your taste, you can use instead, such as:

For more information, see .

Of course, this is not the only way this problem can be solved, but I
thought it would be relevant to mention it.

David Booth

Received on Monday, 23 January 2006 22:41:13 UTC