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RE: JSON-LD terminology

From: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:02:27 +0200
To: "'Kingsley Idehen'" <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <008a01cd8757$5a011fa0$0e035ee0$@lanthaler@gmx.net>
On Thursday, August 30, 2012 9:12 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> >> A problematic excerpt from the document referenced above:
> >>
> >> "A Linked Data document does not necessarily need to be expressed in
> JSON-LD. The notion of Linked Data is a concept independent of any
> given serialization format. In particular, any document based on an RDF
> serialization format is a Linked Data document."
> >>
> >> It isn't accurate to assert that any RDF document is a Linked Data
> document, and here's why:
> >> An RDF document doesn't have to be comprised of triple based content
> where each URI is dereferencable. There's nothing in the RDF spec that
> mandates that.
> >>
> >> Linked Data, as per TimBL's meme, mandates de-referencable URIs.
>
> [...] 
>
> RDF != Linked Data. Never has been. Its an optional (preferred by W3C,
> naturally) route to the destination. Conflating RDF and Linked Data
> hasn't benefited either endeavor, to date.

Would you, and the other members of the RDF WG, be fine with just dropping
the sentence "In particular, any document based on an RDF serialization
format is a Linked Data document"?


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