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Re: #URIs and redirections

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:59:02 +0100
Cc: Jόrgen Jakobitsch <j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at>, WebID Group <public-webid@w3.org>, nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
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To: Ted Thibodeau Jr <tthibodeau@openlinksw.com>

On 28 Nov 2012, at 21:25, Ted Thibodeau Jr <tthibodeau@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> 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. 

Does the following work better? I had perhaps wrongly used a unicode character
right after the # .

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



> 
> (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,
> 
> Ted
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