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Re: Yet another serialization format?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:00:58 +0100
Message-ID: <4E09984A.6040800@openlinksw.com>
To: public-linked-json@w3.org
On 6/28/11 7:52 AM, Markus Lanthaler wrote:
> What I really intended to propose was to completely separate the JSON representation from the Linked Data description instead of mixing out-of-band information with inline JSON-LD constructs.

RDF did not invent:

1. Triples
2. URIs
3. Use of URIs in Triple patterns as vehicle for "whole data 
representation" using graphs.

It becoming excruciatingly painful to see who many have come to see RDF 
as meaning Linked Data Graphs. Or assuming, that without RDF we don't 
have Linked Data.

Let's put RDF aside, and get people to understand how they can construct 
simple graphs using EAV/SPO triples that have de-referencable URIs in 
the S(E), P(A), and optionally O(V) slots. It simply doesn't have to be 
complex. It actually really dead simple, and in "deceptively simple" form.

RDF was never about about "whole data representation" using hyperlinks, 
its definition evolved into this space from the initial metadata focus. 
Metadata and "whole data representation" aren't the same thing.

Let's get back to the fundamentals. Doing that will ultimately help RDF.



Kingsley Idehen	
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