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Re: APIs to work with data on the web

From: Ig Ibert Bittencourt <ig.ibert@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:26:43 -0300
Message-ID: <CAKNDvRVSc5suEiWWn1Vx1c41v3MjW+4x3j3twAqJOOsDzjWJtQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steven Adler <adler1@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Leigh Dodds <leigh@ldodds.com>, Deirdre Lee <Deirdre.Lee@deri.org>, laufer <laufer@globo.com>, leigh.dodds@gmail.com, mail <mail@makxdekkers.com>, Manuel CARRASCO-BENITEZ <Manuel.CARRASCO-BENITEZ@ec.europa.eu>, newton <newton@nic.br>, public-dwbp-wg <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Hi Steven,

I really agree with Manuel and Leigh and also with [1] that is very
important to have Data accessible via URI (we can not forget the principles
behind Linked Data), but it is also interesting to recommend the provide
APIs as another option.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 4:23 PM, <Manuel.CARRASCO-BENITEZ@ec.europa.eu>
 wrote:

> Forgot ... nothing wrong with having APIs in addition to URIs; but it is
> essential to have URIs.
>

It's more useful to characterise this as a SHOULD rather than a MUST
(essential), and also fine tune what those URIs are representing

By taking this into account, I think we should really evolve the document
proposed by Manuel [2] with new best practices (not summing up the four in
two [2], but increasing in much more).

[1]
http://techpresident.com/news/24829/free-data-debate-over-apis-and-open-government
[2] http://www.w3.org/2013/dwbp/wiki/Data_on_the_Web_URI_Best_Practices
[3] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html

Best,
Ig
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