RE: ContentType negotiation

Andy Powell [] wrote:

>One other issue with this approach is that it makes two resources ('the
>resource' and 'the RDF about the resource') available at the same URL.
>Both of these are (different) resources and each may have other RDF
>descriptions about them.  

Yes, you have expressed my original doubts in a nutshell.  Is a resource's
metadata a different representation of that resource, or a different
resource entirely?

The former would indicate it is an acceptible way to do it, the latter not.

Any views?

>Is it a problem to make both resources available
>at the same URL or is everything OK provided that they can both also be
>identified separately with their own URI?  Or doesn't it matter?
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I assume you can always identify them separately with their own URI as well.



Received on Tuesday, 24 April 2001 07:29:13 UTC