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Re: Uniform access to descriptions

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 16:37:39 +0100
Cc: "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E176AC81-BFFE-40BE-8982-16E33A86412B@cyganiak.de>
To: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>

On 20 Mar 2008, at 15:58, John Cowan wrote:
>> Hard to deploy? Well, yes and no depending on the server software
>> you are using and your access priviledges. That's a pragmatic problem
>> induced by the design of servers and the admin policies under which
>> they operate. It's not a problem of Architecture.
> If you want Aunt Tillie to participate in the Semantic Web as a  
> publisher
> and not just a passive consumer, in the same way that she can  
> participate
> in the Document Web today, then you can't brush off the problem as
> merely pragmatic.  Architecture has to live within the constraints of
> its host environment, or it's mere beating the air.

If Aunt Tillie wants to participate in the Semantic Web as a  
publisher, then she can simply deploy RDF documents that use hash  
URIs. That's not (much) harder than deploying HTML. Aunt Tillie  
doesn't need 303 redirects.


> -- 
> Go, and never darken my towels again!           John Cowan
>        --Rufus T. Firefly                      http://ccil.org/~cowan
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