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TAG Product: Discovering Documentation for Individual URIs

DRAFT 2013-03-07 by JeniT

(Note: The problem to be solved has been stated and tracked under TAG issue 57. Some (but not all) proposals for addressing issue 57 would propose to re-open TAG issue 14 (httpRange-14), which although closed in 2005 continues to be a source of controversy.)


The goal of this work is to develop an architecture for the provision and discovery of documentation for the meaning and use of individual URIs. The ideal architecture would be simple, general, performant, consistent with the rest of Web architecture, and accepted by the Semantic Web and Linked Data communities.

It is not clear that this goal is achievable. An alternative direction for the TAG would be a considered decision to leave off pursuit of this project. That would not be a failure.

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TAG members assigned

Jeni Tennison, Henry S. Thompson

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Available versions of this document:

Latest: http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/products/defininguris.html

This version: http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/products/defininguris-2013-03-07.html

Previous versions: http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/products/defininguris-2012-10-30.html http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/products/defininguris-2012-06-06.html http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/products/defininguris-2012-01-19.html, http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/products/defininguris-2011-12-26.html (versions previous to these were not dated)