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RE: Comments on "Cool URIs for the Semantic Web"

From: Danny Ayers <Danny.Ayers@talis.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 18:15:27 +0100
Message-ID: <DD5E887552496241BC701548837A282F05A82753@nemo.talis.local>
To: "Leo Sauermann" <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>, "Norman Walsh" <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>, <www-tag@w3.org>, "Richard Cyganiak" <richard@cyganiak.de>, Max Völkel <voelkel@fzi.de>

> I think this is a problem, of not being able to embed the "Accept" 
> header into a clickable <a> link tag, as we would still need 
> multiple URIs to allow browsers to show either html or rdf. 

It doesn't seem too unreasonable for Firefox to ignore the link type attribute, given that it is a browser with HTML as its first language. But it does seem a tricky situation when a browser may be equally capable of rendering a multitude of representations in a reasonably sophisticated fashion. I've got the Firefox with the Tabulator extension and would (maybe) prefer that to seeing pretty-printed RDF/XML source. But if a HTML representation of the same resource has been provided by the publisher, I'd (probably) prefer to see that.  

I would guess this could already covered by content negotiation on the wire, but when it comes to making those rules human-comprehensible ...I wouldn't know where to start. Are there any best practice docs (around WAI maybe?) or TAG discussion for this kind of situation?

If the agent is data-aware, then it may aim to to maximise its knowledge, which in most cases would probably mean getting all available representations - is there any way of providing hints in that scenario?

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