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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.) 

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 


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

Happy New Year !


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