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Re: Webby Data

From: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:54:38 +0100
To: Bernadette Farias Lóscio <bfl@cin.ufpe.br>
Cc: Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com>, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>, "public-dwbp-wg@w3.org" <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <562E228E.9000608@berkeley.edu>
hello bernadette.

On 2015-10-23 14:25, Bernadette Farias Lóscio wrote:
> Concerning the links, I agree that it is too ambitious to go into the
> details of hypermedia. However, as Phil proposed, we will have BP saying
> that resources (datasets and data items) should have unique identifiers.
> We also have BP related with how to provide access to datasets [2]. We
> already have a BP that tells to Follow REST principles when designing
> APIs. Maybe, this BP may be improved to cover some aspects related with
> Eric's concerns. What do you think?

here are my thoughts:

- having the "web" in the title, i think DWBP should talk about what it 
means to be webby. otherwise it really is just about e-publishing data. 
as a result, people looking for web-related guidance would not get the 
guidance that they should get.

- hypermedia (and REST as a superset of that) may be (too) ambitious to 
fully explain in the document, as phil has pointed out. i still think 
that it would be very good to at least provide some pointers, so that 
people that do want to know how to provide webby data services get some 
guidance about that.

- "web data" http://dret.github.io/webdata/ may be the easiest thing to 
explain, so that people understand that in order to be webby, data has 
to follow some hypermedia principles (it does not just have to be *on 
the web*, it has to be *of the web*). as mentioned earlier, and 
encouraged by phil, i'd be willing to put some time and effort into 
these principles if this group thinks that would help.

thanks and cheers,


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