Application of UriGraph to Uniform Resource Identifier Design

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UriGraph is a Web site structure model that specifies identity, identifier, position and composition of each resource constituting the Web site. This paper presents the application of resources identifier model (a subset of UriGraph) to Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) design. The URI technology is essential to the Web, and exposure of URIs to the user makes it a major--although often overlooked--part of the Web user interface. The process of assigning specific URIs to resources on the Web site and thinking up rules for mapping URI subspaces to classes of resources has become known as the URI design. The paper lists requirements and gives recommendations for URI design in general, and for multilingual Web sites in particular. A case study illustrates the proposed approach.

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