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Re: FYI: Interesting dicussion over at rest-discuss

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:34:18 -0500
Message-ID: <4F0C4C6A.5010408@openlinksw.com>
To: public-linked-json@w3.org
On 1/10/12 9:11 AM, Markus Lanthaler wrote:
>> If you look at some of the older posts on this thread, I've tried
>> repeatedly to warn about this problem with the letters R-D-F.
> I know and I was one which tried as hard as you to remove "RDF" and
> "Semantic Web" as far as possible from JSON-LD.
>> When a moniker is bad, its bad. Unfair, but that's how the world works.
>> A bad name or reputation is hard to fix.
>> RDF or the letters R-D-F have a horrible reputation (rightly or wrongly
>> so). It will always insert inertia for the aforementioned reasons :-(
>> Personally, JSON-LD doesn't need the inertia of RDF.
> The question to me is why people still automatically associate JSON-LD with
> RDF. Is it the "Linked Data" in its name? Is it the way the spec is
> written/structured/...?
> --
> Markus Lanthaler
> @markuslanthaler
It's the narrative itself, the problem is that from the Semantic Web and 
W3C side of things an EAV based directed graph that leverages URIs == 
RDF. Thus, even when speaking of the aforementioned model (no syntax in 
mind) they say: RDF. The biggest problem is that when people outside of 
the Semantic Web and W3C encounter the letters R-D-F they triangulate 
straight to the RDF/XML and all of its problems.

It's a nightmare, to put things mildly :-(



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