I recently wrote about caching support in the Linked Open Data here and got nice feedback (and questions from dataset publisher. In a follow-up mail exchange, Mark Nottingham was to kind to provide me with two very valuable resources I’d like to share with you:
- The Resource Expert Droid (redbot), http://redbot.org/, a tool that ‘checks HTTP resources to see how they’ll behave, pointing out common problems and suggesting improvements’, especially useful if you want to debug Linked Data sets on the HTTP level.
- Concerning the question how my findings relate to the Web at a large, Mark pointed out a community project, called Web Authoring Statistics, which performed an analysis on quite a few Web documents, yielding results about various document-related but also HTTP-related stuff.
Please let me know if you are aware of more resources in this area (studies, etc.) and I’ll post it here!