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Re: Specific media types for rdf vocabularies

From: Phil Archer <phil.archer@talis.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:07:29 +0000
Message-ID: <4D38CE41.1000001@talis.com>
To: Peter Williams <pezra@barelyenough.org>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org
Hi Peter,

The content type type is orthogonal to the content. If you're shipping 
RDF/XML then application/rdf+xml is the correct content type. By 
analogy, HTML is served with a content type of text/html whether the 
page is about chalk or cheese. The representation is what's important 
so, IMO, the answer to your question is a clear 'yes, the generic media 
type is appropriate.'

Phil.


On 20/01/2011 23:24, Peter Williams wrote:
> I am involved in a standards effort to develop an rdf vocabulary for
> describing software packages.[1]  We anticipate that a primary use for
> the vocabulary will be to encode data regarding particular packages in
> rdf/xml and to pass these rdf/xml files between agents (via http,
> email, etc).  In that situation, is it appropriate to register a media
> type specifically for this rdf-based vocabulary?  Or would using
> generic rdf+xml media type be more appropriate?
>
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
>
> [1]: http://spdx.org
>
> Peter
> barelyenough.org
>
>

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