Topic: Publishing RDF; Competency: Determines whether to use hash (#) or slash (/). This document describes standards for NCBI-minted persistent URIs that identify RDF resources. The goals of this document include: Provide guidance to help projects get started publishing data on the Semantic Web; Provide standards and recommendations for the forms that the published RDF URIs should take; Provide distributed authority and control, that allows for groups/projects to mint their own identifiers, by providing namespaces; Specify a centralized system for handling HTTP requests to RDF URIs, in accordance with current best practices (e.g. HTTP 303 redirects)

Keywords: RDF, HTTP URIs
Author: Maloney, Chris
Publisher: National Center for Biotechnology Information
Time required: P10M
Interactivity type: expositive

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