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Re: Some Slides which contain my Observations and Insights about REST

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:55:38 -0500
Message-ID: <54B6C9BA.4000709@openlinksw.com>
To: public-hydra@w3.org
On 1/14/15 2:16 PM, David Booth wrote:
> My concern is that if we focus too much on APIs then we are likely 
> ignoring what's *really* important, which is THE DATA.  I say this in 
> the same spirit as I say that we should not be focusing on data 
> formats, we need to focus on the *semantics* of data. (Certainly we 
> need data formats, but a data format in and of itself does not solve 
> the problem of semantic interoperability.  Data formats allow bits to 
> be transferred, but more importantly they should provide a hook for 
> determining data semantics, and this is what really matters.) 
+1

Could 2015 be the year that this fundamental understanding materializes?

These days, I am trying to get folks to revisit <link/> and "Link:" and 
then look at them as other notations for representing entity 
relationship types. If this matter is revisited, we could take a major 
leap towards recognizing the fact that RDF is a retrospective 
standardization of what was always baked into AWWW. Ditto RESTful 
interaction patterns (or style), in regards to deductive discovery of 
resources (and their representation formats) and their capabilities 
(operations).

Links:

[1] curl -iLH "Accept: application/ld+json" 
http://kingsley.idehen.net/~kidehen/Public/
[2] curl -iLH "Accept: text/turtle" 
http://kingsley.idehen.net/~kidehen/Public/
[3] curl -iLH "Accept: application/ld+json" 
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Linked_Data
[4] curl -iLH "Accept: text/turtle" 
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Linked_Data .

Happy New Year !

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Kingsley Idehen	
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