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Re: Why are RDF, RDFS & OWL not returning human-friendly versions?

From: Stephen D. Williams <sdw@lig.net>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:34:20 -0700
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <841fcd97-c404-c456-cf79-9520cc6f90c4@lig.net>
While mimetypes are a good starting point, there can always be a need for more granular options.

Query parameters are one good, easy to use option used in other circumstances for this kind of thing.  For instance:

https://unpkg.com/

>
>       Query Parameters
>
> |?meta|
>     Return metadata about any file in a package as JSON (e.g.|/any/file?meta|)
> |?module|
>     Expands all “bare” |import| specifiers <https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/webappapis.html#resolve-a-module-specifier> in
>     JavaScript modules to unpkg URLs. This feature is /very experimental/
>

Stephen



On 3/31/19 4:02 AM, Richard Light wrote:
>
> Niklas,
>
> I was bitten by this issue when testing content negotiation outcomes. The issue is that your browser is not an innocent bystander 
> in this HTTP transaction: it will have provided a requested set of response formats (and not just 'text/html') which will have an 
> impact on what is returned.  And different browsers have different default settings (which you as their user can alter).
>
> Richard
>
> On 31/03/2019 06:59, Niklas Petersen wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> visiting via a browser (text/html) the URIs of RDF, RDFS and OWL returns the turtle serialization of them. Would it not be better 
>> to provide a more human-friendly version (.html)?
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
>>     -> ? (probably to RDFS :/)
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#
>>     -> https://www.w3.org/TR/owl2-overview/
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
>>     -> https://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-schema/
>>
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Niklas
>>
>>
>> .
>>
> -- 
> *Richard Light*


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