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Re: Real data

From: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 20:01:40 +0200
Message-ID: <40FEAF84.9060305@isb-sib.ch>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Sandro Hawke wrote:
> So where are you thinking you'll serve the RDF?
>     http://uniprot.org/entry/P12345.rdf
> would be obvious, but including the ".rdf" in the URI for the protien
> itself doesn't seem right.

The default representation if no extension is specified is a normal web 
page. I guess you could try to do something with content negotiation, 
but I'd rather not rely on that. On the other hand the page could 
include something like:

     rel="alternate" type="application/rdf+xml"

Haven't given that much thought yet.

Note that if you actually entered http://uniprot.org/entry/P12345.rdf, 
you would be forwarded to some other site that is capable of serving the 
resource. Since these URLs are not really as stable as they should be, I 
prefer to use URNs for identifying resources, e.g.


This also avoids confusion with users who always expect a URL to be 
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