This document describes best practice recipes for publishing an RDF Schema or OWL vocabulary or ontology on the Web. The features of each recipe are clearly described, so that vocabulary or ontology creators may choose the recipe best suited to the needs of their particular situations. Each recipe contains an example configuration for use with an Apache HTTP server, although the principles involved may be adapted to other environments. The recipes are all designed to be consistent with the architecture of the Web as currently specified.
Keywords: Namespace, Persistent URL (PURL), HTTP URIs
Author: Baker, Thomas
Date created: 2006-12-18 07:00:00.000
Time required: P30M
- Chooses "hash"- or "slash"-based URI patterns based on requirements.
- Ensures that when dereferenced by a Web browser, a URI returns a representation of the resource in human-readable HTML.
- Ensures that when dereferenced by an RDF application, a URI returns representation of the resource in the requested RDF serialization syntax.
- Understands how a namespace, informally used in the RDF context for a namespace URI or RDF vocabulary, fundamentally differs from the namespace of data attributes and functions (methods) defined for a