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JSON-LD spec split preview

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 03:11:52 -0400
Message-ID: <4E9A83B8.5090200@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Linked JSON <public-linked-json@w3.org>
The first pass of the spec split is done and preview-able (temporarily) 
here:

http://manu.sporny.org/tmp/json-ld.org/spec/

There are three Editor's Drafts for 2011-10-16:

The JSON-LD Syntax:
http://manu.sporny.org/tmp/json-ld.org/spec/ED/json-ld-syntax/20111016/

The JSON-LD API:
http://manu.sporny.org/tmp/json-ld.org/spec/ED/json-ld-api/20111016/

RDF Graph Normalization:
http://manu.sporny.org/tmp/json-ld.org/spec/ED/rdf-graph-normalization/20111016/

The work was done on a separate branch (2011-09-spec-split) and will be 
merged if we decide this is the direction in which the community wants 
to head. Detailed diff for this branch vs. the main branch is available 
here:

https://github.com/json-ld/json-ld.org/compare/master...2011-09-spec-split

The split is pretty clean between each of the specs modulo some language 
that needs to be duplicated across specifications. There is some 
duplication between the JSON-LD API and the RDF Graph Normalization spec 
(basically the normalization algorithm). We have yet to determine 
whether generalizing the normalization algorithm in the JSON-LD API will 
make it difficult to understand. However, keeping two normalization 
algorithms that are 90% similar in language, and which are meant to 
produce the same result, will be a maintainability nightmare. It seems 
like we'll be able to fully move the normalization algorithm into its 
own spec, but until we change the language and have a couple of people 
review it... we won't know for sure.

Take a look if you're interested. Perhaps we should put this on the 
Agenda for our upcoming telecon and decide to accept/reject these 
changes during the call. In the meantime, if you support/disapprove of 
this direction, but won't be able to make the call, you can always +1/-1 
it via the mailing list.

-- manu

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