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RDF Serializations

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:23:12 +0000
Message-ID: <4B9A1610.2020406@webr3.org>
To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi All,

I've been putting some thought in to RDF Serializations in the context
of linked data; and ever increasingly I'm questioning why I feel the
need to offer "the same" RDF graphs serialized in different formats.

I guess a specific questions would be, does anybody operate a linked
data consuming library that doesn't support a particular serialization?

I'm starting to see this more as a processing / computation load
transfer between server and client, where most clients could easily
convert the serialization from one format to another, but prefer to
offload this to the server where possible.

What I'm gunning for in the end, is to only expose all linked data / rdf
as static RDF+XML documents within my application - would this in any
way make the data "less" linked because some clients don't support
RDF+XML or could I take it for granted that everybody (for instance
everybody on this list) could handle this serialization.

Any other comments or thoughts people may have on this topic are more
than welcome.

Many Regards,

Received on Friday, 12 March 2010 10:23:49 UTC

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