URI Resolution in Linked Data Browsers
by Joel Sachs
Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 10:15am - Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 11:15am
When applied to URIs, the terms dereference and resolve are sometimes used interchangeably, though they don't necessarily mean the same thing. Dereferencing is the act of retrieving a representation of a resource identified by a URI. URI resolution can mean different things depending on context, but generally refers to where the browser looks for information. So dereferencing is the job of the server, while resolution is a partnership between browser and server. We will look at the resolution behaviour of some Linked Data browsers, and will consider some use cases that motivate a more expansive notion of resolution than is typically implemented.