W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > semantic-web@w3.org > April 2005

Re: SemWeb Non-Starter -- Distributed URI Discovery

From: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 23:14:05 +0100
Message-Id: <138e808469b7939f8e28a9ad71e274e1@reading.ac.uk>
Cc: Ora Lassila <ora.lassila@nokia.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>

Patrick,
   It's funny you should say that, because I think I just added some 
weight to your argument -- I just implemented a URIQA server using 
Ora's Wilbur[1] toolkit and the Araneida Web server[2]. It only took me 
a few hours of work, and I think everything's in there barring the 
facets format (the PDF for which seems to have disappeared).

   Extending my other software clients to use it is trivial, and (seeing 
as they also use Wilbur) making a knowledge-sharing web of apps using 
URIQA is a simple matter.

   Granted, this has not been well-tested, and I haven't compared it 
thoroughly to the reference implementation (there's a shortage of 
Windows machines in my office!), but it seems to work on my machine :) 
I thought you might be interested regardless.

   Full scoop at [3].

-R

[1] <http://wilbur-rdf.sourceforge.net>
[2] <http://cliki.net/Araneida>
[3] <http://www.holygoat.co.uk/blog/entry/2005-04-04-2>

On Apr 4, 2005, at 07:17, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> Actually, because URIQA is based at the lowest architectural layer of 
> the web, the
> HTTP protocol itself, adoption of URIQA is orders of magnitude easier 
> and less
> costly than other "best practice" solutions (e.g. special headers, 
> embedded metadata,
> content negotiation, etc.) because implementation and deployment of 
> the fundamental
> URIQA functionality can be constrained to the web server platform 
> itself, either
> natively or by plug in, and each web site owner does not have to 
> introduce, police,
> and manage the practices of each user, but rather, each user is free 
> to exploit
> the standardized functionality made available for describing resources.
Received on Monday, 4 April 2005 22:14:13 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 19:47:01 UTC