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[ANN] RDFj: Semantic objects in JSON

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 11:50:55 +0100
Message-ID: <ed77aa9f0904200350q7c88f4aah8203dd6e5a9ef5dd@mail.gmail.com>
To: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, "public-rdfa@w3.org" <public-rdfa@w3.org>
Hello all,

Anyone working on both JavaScript and RDF-related applications might
be interested in RDFj, a set of conventions for encoding RDF objects
in JSON.

Its goals are not quite the same as RDF/JSON, which aims to do things
the other way round, i.e., provide an RDF serialisation in JSON.
However, it could be used in the same way, and aims to be more
compact.

>From my blog post:

  Essentially, what we've done with RDFj is to map JSON to RDF -- with
a few extra tweaks
  thrown in -- rather than simply mapping RDF to JSON. (RDFa took the
same approach,
  starting with HTML, and then working out what RDF various patterns
might represent.)

  There are of course many uses for the straightforward serialisation
approach, taken by
  RDF/JSON. But we're finding that as our applications increasingly
use both JavaScript and
  RDF, it's very useful to blur the lines between the two. RDFj takes
us an important step
  towards that.

The full post outlining the motivation for the format, and ongoing
links to the details, are here:

  <http://bit.ly/WwvwQ>

Regards,

Mark

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