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Re: Comments on the complexity of the JSON-LD spec

From: Thomas Steiner <tsteiner@google.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 08:51:42 +0200
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To: "nathan@webr3.org" <nathan@webr3.org>
Cc: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>, "public-linked-json@w3.org" <public-linked-json@w3.org>
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On 17.06.2011, at 23:39, Nathan <nathan@webr3.org> wrote:

> Dave Longley wrote:
>> On 06/03/2011 02:24 PM, Brian Peterson wrote:
>>> I believe that the popularity of JSON is based primarily on its simplicity. IMHO, JS developers and other consumers of JSON are going to expect simplicity. A JSON-LD specification that is 10x longer than the original JSON specification is going to be a non-starter for the majority of JSON developers -- a big majority. Honestly, I think the first JSON-LD spec should fit in an email (a short email, unlike the ones I tend to write).
>> I definitely agree that much of JSON's popularity is due to its simplicity. However, my opinion is that most JS/JSON developers probably haven't looked at the JSON spec. Most JS developers certainly haven't looked at the ECMAScript spec.
>> If a developer does have a question, then I'd expect them to be much more likely to look at examples on the web or a "howto" page than the spec.
> Exactly people just google "MDC methodName()"!, the spec just has to be technically sound and easily understandable for *implementers* to read (whilst implementing), the rest will follow from that.
Full +1 on that. MDC stands for Mozilla Developer/-ment Center, as a
side remark for those whose 1st language isn't JavaScript.

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