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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: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:12:40 +0200
To: "'public-rdf-comments'" <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009001ce6744$9c18c870$d44a5950$@lanthaler@gmx.net>
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 6:02 AM, Pat Hayes 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.
>
> +1. So could I.  (Though do we want to imply that JSON-LD is *not* a
> semantic web technology? Maybe this is deliberate? I cannot follow the
> devious politics apparently required in the JSON world.)

You probably didn't have a look at the changes Manu mentioned yesterday.
This is what we ended up ending to the spec:

  JSON-LD was designed to be usable by developers as idiomatic JSON,
  with no need to understand RDF [RDF11-CONCEPTS]. However, JSON-LD
  was also designed to be usable as RDF, so people intending to use
  JSON-LD with RDF tools will find it can be used like any other 
  RDF syntax. Complete details of how JSON-LD relates to RDF are in
  C. Relationship to RDF.


So, no, this was not deliberate. It was simply a starting point (aka draft)
provided by Sandro to bring the discussions back on track.


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