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Re: Another Translator for RDF

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:57:14 -0500
Message-ID: <4EFE098A.7050904@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 12/30/11 6:48 AM, Mo McRoberts wrote:
> It's a neat trick, but I can think of a couple of awkward reasons why you might not want to rely on the behaviour. Tends to be easier to use the translator to generate the format you want and the republish it with conneg switched on!

Trouble is that you have to control the server to do content negotiation 
and explicit de-reference etc.. When you have # URIs you can leverage 
implicit de-reference.

#this has its roots in OO land re. sense of self.

Peter is trying to test achieving all of this without HTTP server 
ownership (which is required for content negotiation and re-write 
rules). He uses GoodRelations as a reference since this effort was one 
of the first to showcase virtues of RDFa + # URIs as a mechanism for 
exploiting Linked Data modulo requirement to control the HTTP Server.

The biggest problem on the Web is that users have data spaces, but don't 
control the servers associated with those data spaces. Thus, to really 
bootstrap Linked Data there has to be a simpler route to indirection 
exploitation modulo access and control over a Web Server.

Peter, is basically, attempting the very same things for WebID that 
Martin Hepp achieved with GoodRelations. Showcase how its all works in 
the very simplest form possible (at InterWeb scale) modulo any biases 
re. platforms and best practices.



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