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Re: ldp-ISSUE-38 (filtering, inlining): filtered representations and inlining [Linked Data Platform core]

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:43:24 -0500
Message-ID: <50AB7AEC.7050600@openlinksw.com>
To: public-ldp-wg@w3.org
On 11/19/12 6:48 PM, Wilde, Erik wrote:
> we're building a service and as such, we cannot expose implementation details. we want to allow and encourage LDP implementation on non-RDF back-ends. so what we can expose is the service surface including the interactions it affords, but assuming that service internals are RDF would go too far.

This is the central thrust of confusion that needs clarification. At 
this juncture, the assumption is that LDP is all about RDF based Linked 
Data.
>
> imagine Atom(Pub) would have specified XQuery for querying feeds assuming every implementation would run an XML DB and manage its data in XML. this would have made way too many assumptions about service internals and greatly dimished the service's value as an implementation-agnostic way for managing collections.

See my comment above. This is a critical item that should be resolved in 
the conceptual overview and guide for this effort. Clearly, there are 
divergent opinions on this critical point.


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