Hello Michael, I have had some trouble understanding what the problem is that you think we should be trying to avoid / solve.
While it is preferable to try and minimise the number of identifiers for the same thing, I think it is unavoidable that things will be given multiple identifiers for both technical and political reasons. I believe that semantic web technologies make the problem of having multiple identifiers for a things easier, providing we have mappings between them. Wikidata does not make the problem worse, it makes it better by providing stable URIs (unlike Wikipedia/Dbpedia). However my original question to the list was a much simpler question about whether or not I should be putting www. in my browser or not! Judging by the redirects currently in place, it is preferable to leave it in for the time being. nick. On 04/12/2012 13:06, "Michael Hopwood" <mich...@editeur.org> wrote: > Nicholas, > > I wonder what will happen where there are already (supposed to be) ³official² > HTTP URIs for entities in these aggregations? > > In the domain I¹m researching right now, there¹s a proposal that curators of > the ³thing² also curate (yes, pretty much curate) its URI: > > http://www.cidoc-crm.org/URIs_and_Linked_Open_Data.html > > (see also discussion: http://cidoc.meta.se/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=192) > > Would the owner of the base URL be able to sign into Wikidata and just update > the metadata there? > > In which case, wouldn¹t it get pretty close to being a WikiDOI? > > Cheers, > > Michael Hopwood > Linked Heritage Project Lead > EDItEUR > United House, North Road > London N7 9DP > UK > > Tel: +44 20 7503 6418 > Mob: +44 7811 591036 > Skype: michael.hopwood.editeur > http://www.linkedheritage.org/ > http://editeur.org/ > > The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and may be > privileged. It is intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended > recipient, please inform the sender and delete this e-mail immediately. The > contents of this e-mail must not be disclosed or copied without the sender's > consent. We cannot accept any responsibility for viruses, so please scan all > attachments. The statements and opinions expressed in this message are those > of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the company. > > EDItEUR Limited is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no > 2994705. Registered Office: > United House, North Road, London N7 9DP, United Kingdom > > http://www.bbc.co.uk/ This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system. Do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received. Further communication will signify your consent to this. _______________________________________________ Wikidata-l mailing list Wikidataemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikidata-l