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Re: LDP would benefit from being RESTful

From: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:39:45 -0800
Message-ID: <50A3F381.9020205@berkeley.edu>
To: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@graphity.org>, public-ldp@w3.org
CC: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
hello martynas.

On 2012-11-14 11:18 , Martynas Jusevičius wrote:
> How is RDF any less of a hypermedia format than HTML? If it has
> URIs/URLs built-in, you can follow them.

i am sorry, but RDF really isn't a hypermedia format, and there's little 
i can add to that. linked data sort of changes that a little, but simply 
says "everything is a link you can try to GET", so you still have no 
purposefully actionable links that can be represented in the model where 
you could say "if you POST a description of a book to this URI, you will 
get in your mailbox in a couple of days." hypermedia formats allow 
clients to purposefully navigate a set of interlinked resources, and 
they can choose the links that they need to accomplish their goals.

cheers,

dret.
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