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Subject: Re: [oslc-core] Proposal to remove Link header option from Resource Preview spec

Thinking about Sam's suggestion, won't this have the problem that you'll get the Compact/Preview resources for the associated RDF Source and NOT the binary?  For example, you can't have separate Compacts/Previews.  Maybe this is a feature but to Ian's requirement for non-RDF, it would seem that requiring someone to "mint" a new describedby resource and then produce RDF, then support prefer.

So taking Ian's requirement, probably best to stick with what already have (RDF property and Link header).  The Prefer can be seen as an optimization to remove the extra GET.  Clients probably should be warned that even though they say Prefer (and Accept: application/json), they still might receive a large JPEG for example.  Though, this is true with the 2.0 UI preview spec as well (or GET on any web resource).

Steve Speicher
IBM Rational Software
OSLC - Lifecycle integration inspired by the web ->

From:        Ian Green1 <ian.green@uk.ibm.com>
To:        Samuel Padgett/Durham/IBM@IBMUS
Cc:        "OASIS OSLC Core TC Discussion List" <oslc-core@lists.oasis-open.org>
Date:        08/22/2014 10:51 AM
Subject:        Re: [oslc-core] Proposal to remove Link header option from Resource Preview spec
Sent by:        <oslc-core@lists.oasis-open.org>

Hi Sam,
Are you requiring that all resources for which I might want to supply a preview will be LDPRs? - that is, will deal with the type="describedby".   (I know I ought to know the answer to that but I've lost track!)

If so, then your suggestion seems better to me.

best wishes,

ian.green@uk.ibm.com (Ian Green1/UK/IBM@IBMGB)
IBM Rational

Samuel Padgett <spadgett@us.ibm.com> wrote on 22/08/2014 15:06:49:

> From: Samuel Padgett <spadgett@us.ibm.com>

> To: Ian Green1/UK/IBM@IBMGB

> Cc: "OASIS OSLC Core TC Discussion List" <oslc-core@lists.oasis-open.org>

> Date: 22/08/2014 15:07

> Subject: Re: [oslc-core] Proposal to remove Link header option from
> Resource Preview spec

> Ian Green1 <ian.green@uk.ibm.com> wrote on 08/22/2014 09:04:51 AM:
> > Isn't there a requirement that I can discover the preview of a non-
> > RDF resource, for example, a binary?  Link header serves this purpose.
> Ian, this is a really good point and probably the easiest way to
> implement it.
> Another approach is to use an associated RDF source from LDP [1].
> Request:
>     HEAD /attachments/foo.gif
>     Host: example.com
> Response:
>     200 OK
>     Link: <
http://example.com/attachments/foo.rdf>; rel="describedby"
>     [other headers]
> then
> Request:
>     GET /attachments/foo.rdf
>     Host: example.com
>     Accept: application/json
>     Prefer: return=representation; include="
> services.net/ns/core#PreferCompact"
> to get the Compact resource.
> The benefit of the second approach is that we don't have define a new
> Link relation. It's the same amount of HTTP requests.
> We're working on an OSLC Change Management attachments spec now, so it's
> timely feedback.
> [1]
> --
> Samuel Padgett | IBM Rational | spadgett@us.ibm.com
> Eclipse Lyo: Enabling tool integration with OSLC

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