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Media Type Sub-Sub-types?

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2010 00:17:26 +0100
Message-ID: <4BB91E06.5090707@webr3.org>
To: www-tag@w3.org
Hi All,

I've hit upon something which may be a future issue (unsure).

As the read/write web of data is realised (and assuming that RDF remains
the primary datatype for linked data), then machines will become reliant
on specific ontologies in some use-cases.

With XML we have things like Atom - application/atom+xml. However if
Atom were in RDF instead, and any serialization could be used
(n3/rdf/xml etc), then how would one create a media type for it?

Major / commonly used ontologies will arise; just as with the many
registered ****+xml media types, there may be a need for ****+rdf but
without the limitation of a specific serialization, or with the addition
of multiple serializations.

Examples: Machines / Agents may wish to indicate they "Accept:" a
specific ontology "i understand x ontology / type of data in y&z
serializations" - perhaps foaf-onto+rdf on the client side or
diff-onto+rdf on the server side (accept-patch).

Perhaps a non-issue, but worth mentioning I hope,

Many Regards,

Nathan
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