[rdfweb-dev] foaf.rdf as a requirement

Bill Kearney wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 3 18:44:57 UTC 2003

> It does raise a good question though, how to handle "formally FOAF'd as" :
> Let's say my primary FOAF file is currently http://wayne.org/foaf.rdf but
> for some reason it moves to  http://waynetta.org/foaf.rdf. Would it be
> better to use http 301 Moved, or something explicit within the RDF? In the
> new file and/or the old?

I greatly favor using in-band redirection and not leaving it up to the
transport.  Yes, using the 301 redirects is a fine idea but the RDF itself
should contain it's own indicators of isReplacedBy and replaces.  This so as to
maintain the provencance independently of the transport.

-Bill Kearney

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