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Re: [http-range14] how to publish RDF for Information Resources

From: Yang Squared <yang.square@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:03:49 +0000
Message-ID: <CABi4B8BjM5DvPHTwjHvx_xMRPNDU5Bz2dXhOxVazp2Pxh3M9PA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Andrea Splendiani (RRes-Roth)" <andrea.splendiani@rothamsted.ac.uk>
Cc: "<semantic-web@w3.org>" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi Andrea,

I think using content negotiation is incorrect, the homepage is a resource
need a URI, and the metadata RDF is another resource need another URI.
Otherwise, we are saying the homepage and the metadata of the homepage is
the same thing.

The representation of the homepage is the HTML page
the representation of the metadata of the homepage is the RDF

Regards,
Yang


On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Andrea Splendiani (RRes-Roth) <
andrea.splendiani@rothamsted.ac.uk> wrote:

>  Hi,
>
>  I'm using content negotiation.
> In most of the cases, the "information resource" is actually something in
> a database or stored somewhere. So representing it in html or rdf via
> content negotiation seems plausible.
>
>  In case the information resource in html is what you want to predicate
> (like, you have a collection of html files that you are serving) the rdf
> returned via content negotiation could include predicates about the html
> file uri.
> If you are asking for the html file resource, this is always in html by
> definition. Requesting an rdf implies anyway requesting something else.
>
>  ciao,
> Andrea
>
>
>  Il giorno 17/feb/2012, alle ore 02.21, Yang Squared ha scritto:
>
>  Hi all,
>
>  I have a Web architecture question here.
>
>  Assume I have a information resource URI
> http://example.com/homepage.html
>
>  I would like to publish a RDF metadata (
> http://example.com/data/homepagerdf) about this information resource
> (e.g. homepage isCreatedBy steve). What publishing mechanism can I use?
>
>  since http://example.com/homepage.html is an Information Resource, when
> dereferencing it, we should get that homepage.html document returned. How
> can we possible redirect to a RDF?
>
>  Content negotiation can use to serve two different representation of the
> resource, but both representation is for the same resource. So we cannot
> use it.
>
> 303 can redirect one information resources to another information
> resource, e.g. http://example.com/homepage.html --303-->
> http://example.com/data/homepagerdf --200-->RDF
>
>  but in this way, when I dereferencing the original
> http://example.com/homepage.html it did not result as a homepage.html
> itself and got a RDF. So there is a paradox here.
>
>  Can anyone please suggest anything? Or the conclusion is that the RDFa
> (or by using the link element to RDF) is the only way to publish RDF
> metadata for information resources?
>
>  I am writing a paper and I would like to conclude that there will be no
> case that a hashURI publishing mechanism and 303 redirection can be used
> for Information Resource to publish RDF metadata. Do you have any object
> case?
>
>  ------------------------------
> One may recommend me to use RDFa. However, I consider that the RDFa is not
> ideal solution to publish Linked Data at all.
> First of all, embedding metadata together with data prohibits the
> independent curation of data and metadata. Secondly, following the
> principles of the Web Architecture, any distinct resource of significance
> should be given a distinct URI, but in this approach a single URI is used
> to identify two information resources. In general, the RDFa embedded
> metadata approach can be replaced by using the <link> element href in XHTML
> to pointing to an external RDF document, where the rel=”meta” attribute
> can be used to indicate a relationship between resources.
>
>  Thanks a lot,
> Yang Yang
>
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