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Re: Recommending publishing data as JSON [in: Publishing Open Government Data]

From: Chris Beer <chris@e-beer.net.au>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 10:36:38 +1100
Message-Id: <5EE44794-E812-4EF7-8477-15BC9B071E1C@e-beer.net.au>
Cc: Eyal Sela <eyal@isoc.org.il>, "<public-egov-ig@w3.org>" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
To: Hugh Barnes <Hugh.Barnes@nehta.gov.au>
True - should get a mention. Open standard too so no issues there. Example use case would be good too.

Chris Beer (iPhone)

On 26/11/2010, at 10:14, "Hugh Barnes" <Hugh.Barnes@nehta.gov.au> wrote:

> Hi
> 
>>    From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Eyal Sela
>>    Sent: Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:46 PM
>>    To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
>>    Subject: Recommending publishing data as JSON [in: Publishing Open Government Data]
>> 
>>    Hello all,
>>    I was wondering why you do not mention JSON as a possible format for publishing data.
>>    Is it because it might impede progress to publishing RDF? 
>> 
>>    In my opinion, not mentioning it might cause you to lose audience. Namely, people who are less familiar with XML, and might think that 'this document/approach is not for them'.
> 
> This occurred to me yesterday, maybe because there's been an interesting thread quite recently about JSON in APIs with some big XML personalities [1], [2]. I'm personally an XML zealot, but I can see JSON has a place in straightforward situations where there's no danger of requirements changing (pretty much what Norm says). I don't like dropping XML, though, and I suspect GLD wouldn't get by without its expressive power.
> 
>>    If indeed you dilatorily do not mention JSON, I'd suggest writing a paragraph that explains XML's advantages over it, and maybe stating that throughout the document you will relate to XML, but JSON (And other formats) are also possible to use.
> 
> Agree.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Hugh Barnes
> Technical Interface Specialist
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>     
> [1] http://norman.walsh.name//2010/11/17/deprecatingXML
> [2] http://blog.jclark.com/2010/11/xml-vs-web_24.html
> 
> 
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