[tdwg-guid] URN, URI and http
pete.devries at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 19:14:05 CEST 2007
I was wondering if it would not be simpler to have the following uri structure.
http://www.speciesid.org/species/45ae56895967 <- the concept of the
http://www.speciesid.org/species/45ae56895967.xml <- species concept info as xml
http://www.speciesid.org/species/45ae56895967.rdf <- species concept
info as rdf
It is even possible to have a .html if you want a human readable page. The
fact that a web server by default adds an .html to a request does not mean
that the concept uri and the html species page are the same thing.
This would be easy to setup either as static pages, or by using a
site. The 303 redirection and the hash technique both seem to be more complex
than they need to be.
The structure above is also very ameanable to REST style webservices.
On 4/16/07, Markus Döring <m.doering at bgbm.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I don't really intend to fire up a new discussion about GUIDs, but I
> came across some pretty good documents about URIs I thought I share
> with you. They adress pretty much all of our needs for persistent and
> resolvable identifiers in these texts.
> (1) http://www.dfki.uni-kl.de/dfkidok/publications/TM/07/01/tm-07-01.pdf
> "Cool URIs for the Semantic Web" by Leo Sauermann DFKI GmbH, Richard
> Cyganiak Freie Universität Berlin (D2R author), Max Völkel FZI Karlsruhe
> The authors of this document come from the semantic web community and
> discuss what kind of URIs should be used for RDF resources.
> (2) http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/URNsAndRegistries-50
> This one here is written by the W3C and addresses the questions "When
> should URNs or URIs with novel URI schemes be used to name
> information resources for the Web?" The answers given are "Rarely if
> ever" and "Probably not". Common arguments in favor of such novel
> naming schemas are examined, and their properties compared with those
> of the existing http: URI scheme.
> best wishes,
> Markus Döring
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