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Re: The tone of the "JSON-LD vs. RDF" debate (was re: Sub-issue on the re-definition of Linked Data)

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:15:43 -0400
Cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net>, Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>, 'public-rdf-comments' <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <75E43ED3-163C-47A1-9873-DA089D460BD7@3roundstones.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
On Jun 11, 2013, at 10:00, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> On 06/10/2013 11:49 PM, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>> I think there may be other positive outcomes.    Without getting into
>> them, I think there might be a compromise in mentioning RDF toward the
>> beginning in a very careful way that preserves some distance and does
>> not make people feel they should go off and read about RDF.  Something
>> like this in the Introduction:
>> 
>>    JSON-LD was designed to be compatible with Semantic Web technologies
>>    like RDF and SPARQL.  People intending to use JSON-LD with RDF tools
>>    will find it can be used as another RDF syntax, like Turtle. 
>>    Complete details of how JSON-LD relates to RDF are in Appendix C.
> 
> +0.5, I could live with something like this.

Since I was clear starting last June that the RDF Working Group would need clear alignment with RDF in order to publish the spec, I think I should express an opinion here.  I could live with this phrasing as it stands, so +1 from me (chair hat "on").

I recognize the challenges inherent in restricting the use of JSON to encode JSON-LD, the value in having a JSON-compatible serialization for RDF data and the line that the JSON-LD Community Group has walked.  I do *not* believe that anyone was or is attempting to be dishonest, nor do I feel that it is a useful way to frame this discussion.

Regards,
Dave
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