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Re: LDP would benefit from being RESTful

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:58:33 -0500
To: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, public-ldp@w3.org
Message-ID: <1352919513.27543.13066.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Wed, 2012-11-14 at 10:28 -0800, Erik Wilde wrote:
> [ . . .  ] RDF isn't 
> RESTful it itself because it's not a hypermedia format. 

Huh?  I'm baffled by that comment.  Why do you say RDF is not a
hypermedia format?   For one thing, RDF is composed almost entirely of
URIs, i.e., links.  How much more link-ful can you get?  For another,
*any* structured document format can be viewed as a serialization of
RDF, because RDF is syntax independent.  Certainly RDFa provides a
convenient way to view HTML as RDF.  Can you please explain what you
mean by saying that RDF is not a hypermedia format?  Then what *is* a
hypermedia format?

David Booth, Ph.D.

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