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Re: non opaque primary topics

From: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 12:16:32 -0400
Message-ID: <CAGR+nnEqi4kzg-+0hXbCA5kMwJUW93-aEiX+9NbSS7BzrYpXWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM, Melvin Carvalho
<melvincarvalho@gmail.com>wrote:

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> On 7 May 2013 23:26, Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net> wrote:
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>> URIs are opaque, so it doesn't matter at all :-)
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> URIs are not opaque, the first : has a special meaning.  Sometimes the
> final # has a special meaning.
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> Opacity is simply good engineering.
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> However, there's a tradeoff between opacity and utility.
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> For example ebay.com is worth millions more than
> dhadkgkadgkdhakdhfkdhkhdadhs.com
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> Heuristics provide tips for search engines.
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> Given that I have to choose one of the 4 ... I'm trying to optimize which
> to use.  The argument against # alone is that the javascript
> window.location.hash may give an incorrect result, however the pro is that
> # is very commonly used.  I like to try and keep consistent patterns where
> possible, all other things being equal...
>

besides the js potential issue, I also worry about what newbies might think
of # alone, they might think it's not supposed to be there and  remove
it... if you have a string after #, then it's obvious it's intended to be
different than the URI without #. it makes it less obscure.

Steph.


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>> Cheers,
>> Markus
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>>
>> ---------- Original Message -------------
>> From: Melvin Carvalho [mailto:melvincarvalho@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:08 PM
>> To: Semantic Web
>> Subject: non opaque primary topics
>>
>> the standard model in sem web seems to be
>> <> foaf : primaryTopic <#relative-uri>
>> I've seen 4 relatively common relative URIs used here and there
>> 1. #me -- common in foafs
>> 2. #i -- often used by timbl and tobyink
>> 3. #this -- used by kingsley as per the 'this' keyword in OO
>> 4. # -- used by facebook and others
>> It's a very common case that a document will contain one primary topic
>> and I
>> want to standarize all of my pages (mainly robots) into one of these 4.
>> It seems to me that (4) is the most sensible choice, after "it doesnt
>> matter".
>> Does anyone have any preference here?
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>>
>> --
>> Markus Lanthaler
>> @markuslanthaler
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-- 
Steph.
Received on Wednesday, 8 May 2013 16:16:59 UTC

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