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Re: #URIs and redirections

From: Ted Thibodeau Jr <tthibodeau@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:25:39 -0500
Cc: Jόrgen Jakobitsch <j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at>, WebID Group <public-webid@w3.org>, nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Message-Id: <6F836CEB-5495-4BB6-ADFD-21F457EB2B00@openlinksw.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
All --

A potentially interesting bit here, since one of the major
points of all this discussion is interoperability of tools
and the power of follow-your-nose...

On Nov 24, 2012, at 05:52 AM, Henry Story wrote:

> - http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/knows
> - http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/mbox
> - http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Person
> - http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Agent

The above all look right in my Mail.app, and I can click any
of them and get redirected to <http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/>.

Tangentially, this redirection seems overly broad.  

Remembering that 303s can be applied to the document portion 
of a URI, but cannot take the fragment ID into account [while 
303 *targets* *can* include a fragment ID.], I would expect 
the first URI above to redirect to either 
<http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/#knows> or
<http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/knows> [which could then
redirect again to <http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/#knows>] ...
and actually, I'd expect the generic /spec/ to redirect to
a specifically versioned target, not the other way around...

But the following, which Henry initially seemed to be 
suggesting as better (though his conclusion seems otherwise)?

> - http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/knows#•
> - http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/mbox#•
> - http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Person#•
> - http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Agent#•

These URIs don't look right in Mail.app.  

The URI highlighting stops at the last solidus ("/"), so 
they all look like links to the same page -- 
<http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/> -- and that is where clicking
them takes me. 

(I am then redirected to the same <http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/> 
as above -- but again, if the redirections were handled as 
I suggest above, this end result would be very wrong.)

Be seeing you,


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