Thing-described-by.org is a 303-redirect service. It provides a convenient mechanism for minting dereferenceable http URIs for things that are not necessarily web resources, such as people, cars or concepts in an ontology.
Keywords: HTTP URIs, Dereferencability, 303 Redirect
Author: Booth, David
Date created: 2010-04-25 04:00:00.000
Time required: P15M
Educational use: instruction
Interactivity type: mixed
- Knows that Uniform Resource Identifiers, or URIs (1994), include Uniform Resource Locators (URLs, which locate web pages) as well as location-independent identifiers for physical, conceptual, or web r
- Understands that a "real-world" thing may need to be named with a URI distinct from the URI for information about that thing.
- Understands that to be "dereferencable", a URI should be usable to retrieve a representation of the resource it identifies.