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RE: Type Coercion is confusing (ISSUE-34)

From: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 22:43:21 +0200
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> ... and I understand all that compactness issue. But, remember Manu, I
> hit exactly the same issue when I began to read JSON-LD and the current
> way of spec-ing was very confusing to me. I wonder whether the
> compactness argument does not lead as in direction of a possible
> general user confusion and if we have to balance compactness vs.
> confusing spec, then, well... this reminds me of rdf/xml

Couldn't agree more Ivan. In my opinion developers - and they are our target
group - just think the other way round.
We shouldn't be too worried about saving a few bytes here but much more
about the "usability" of JSON-LD. It should feel as natural as possible to

Markus Lanthaler

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