Re: .well-known/openorg

Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> Thu, 21 May 2015 05:03 UTC

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Subject: Re: .well-known/openorg
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Hi Christopher,

That seems reasonable. I need a contact address for the registration - should I use yours, or do you have one that represents the project?

Regards,

P.S. Registering the link relation should be relatively straightforward as well; see:
  http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5988#section-6.2.1


> On 15 May 2015, at 2:25 am, Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> Hi, we've been using the above well-known in a pilot project for open data autodiscovery and it seems to work well.
> 
> It's been implemented by a few UK universities already.
> http://www.ox.ac.uk/.well-known/openorg
> http://www.southampton.ac.uk/.well-known/openorg
> http://www.sgul.ac.uk/.well-known/openorg
> http://www.surrey.ac.uk/.well-known/openorg
> http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/.well-known/openorg
> http://hal.dmu.ac.uk/subsites/opd/dmu.ttl
> https://www.cam.ac.uk/.well-known/openorg
> http://www.bbk.ac.uk/.well-known/openorg
> 
> We allow an alternate option of specifying a <link rel='openorg'> element in the homepage. It is easier for some orgs to alter their template, others their webserver config.
> 
> The primary driver for this is to autodiscover open data about research equipment to create the website http://equipment.data.ac.uk/ but we are encouraging people to extend the use into other applications. The site http://opd.data.ac.uk/ provides documentation and tools to help people get it right, and http://opd.data.ac.uk/docs/auto explains how to set up autodiscovery.
> 
> We feel this approach is complimentary to /.well-known/void as "openorg" is intended to discover data about the organisation for which this is the homepage, and "void" is intended to discover linked datasets on a webserver.
> 
> It would be good to get around to formally registering the 'openorg' .well-known officially. We're excited about the long term possibilities.
> 
> 
> 
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> Christopher Gutteridge -- http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cjg
> 
> University of Southampton Open Data Service: http://data.southampton.ac.uk/
> You should read the ECS Web Team blog: http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/webteam/
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