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Re: Trailing slashes in RDF

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:41:41 +0000
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=757cq6kjWmaMkFUQc196sim5nitd2OLxT0mNyX9-nF9Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>
Cc: Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>
On 6 March 2015 at 17:25, Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org> wrote:
> Dan,
>
> IIRC you asked a while back on this list about the semantics associated with
> two URIs that differ only in the presence/absence of a trailing slash. I've
> been spending some time looking at the RDF available for ORCIDs recently,
> for example [1]. It's difficult to spot but in fact they use a URI like
> http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0782-2704 to refer to a person (in this case Ivan
> Herman) and the same URI with a trailing slash to refer to his online
> account.
>
> Clearly these two URIs *are* different and are being used consistently to
> distinguish between a real world object and its description, but, by
> convention, do you think the difference is sufficient to be regarded as
> 'safe?' Is orcid.org following good practice here?

Maybe you're thinking of
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2015Feb/0098.html

My reading is that they are different URIs but too close for comfort.
If pressed for a pattern I'd prefer appending #entity or something
like that.

Dan

> FWIW, no, one URI does not redirect to the other.
>
> WDYT?
>
> Phil.
>
> [1]
> http://i-sieve.com/cgi-bin/HTTP_Headers.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Forcid.org%2F0000-0003-0782-2704&UA=ttl&get=on
>
> --
>
> Phil Archer
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> @philarcher1
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