2 Feb 2010 mhausenblas   » (Journeyer)

Supplier’s responsibility for defining equivalency on the Web of Data


Less than a year ago I asked W3C’s Technical Architecture Group (TAG) essentially if

… the [image] representation derived via [content negotiation from a generic resource] is equivalent to the RDF [served from it]

I asked for a “a note, a specification, etc. that normatively defines what equivalency really is”.

So, after some back and forth between the TAG and the IETF HTTPbis Working Group I happened to receive an answer. Thanks to all involved, I guess it was worth waiting. Seems like the upcoming HTTPbis standard will address this issue, essentially stating that

… in all cases, the supplier of representations has the responsibility for determining which representations might be considered to be the “same information”.

As an aside: I guess I’ll have to be patient again – this time I asked the above mentioned HTTPbis WG why the caching heuristics exclude the 303 header (see the current draft of HTTP/1.1, part 6: Caching, section 2.3.1.1.). But it’s not even two weeks into the question, so I don’t recon I’ll get mail from the chaps before 01/2011 ;)

Filed under: FYI, IETF, Linked Data, W3C

Syndicated 2010-02-02 08:28:04 from Web of Data

Latest blog entries     Older blog entries

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!