[ckan-discuss] CKAN package ID debate

William Waites william.waites at okfn.org
Wed Mar 24 10:59:09 GMT 2010

On 10-03-24 10:27, Sean Burlington wrote:
> Is it acceptable for URIs in RDF to redirect?

Yes, in fact if you ask ckan for a package with the correct
content-type (application/rdf+xml) it will do a redirect now
to somewhere under http://semantic.ckan.net/.

But it's slightly more complicated because oftentimes URIs
are used without dereferencing them. So if we have something

@prefix ckan <http://ckan.net/package/>
@prefix dc <http://purl.org/dc/terms/>

ckan:something dc:title "A package".
ckan:newname dc:title "A package".
ckan:newname dc:description "Description of the package".

There's no direct way to know that these both refer to the same
thing and that the first two statements are identical. It seems to me
that we would have to use the ID in the RDF URIs.


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