Re: .well-known/openorg

Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> Mon, 25 May 2015 02:21 UTC

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IANA,

The following entry into the registry of Well-Known URIs <https://www.iana.org/assignments/well-known-uris/well-known-uris.xhtml> is approved:

  URI suffix: openorg
  Change controller: cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk
  Specification document(s): http://opd.data.ac.uk/
  Related information:  

Regards,


> On 22 May 2015, at 1:16 am, Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> Yes, just use my University one: cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk
> 
> Thanks for the tip on link relations. I'll do that.
> 
> On 21/05/2015 06:03, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> 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.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> 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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>> Mark Nottingham   https://www.mnot.net/
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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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