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Re: Deprecate most "native" RDF serializations

From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 08:57:57 +0100
Message-ID: <4FA38C05.8060507@epimorphics.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org


On 04/05/12 06:49, Dan Brickley wrote:
> On 4 May 2012, at 06:42, Manu Sporny<msporny@digitalbazaar.com>  wrote:
>
>> Please send a strong signal out to RDF authors deprecating the following
>> "native" RDF serializations:
>>
>> * RDF/XML
>> * N-Triples
>> * N3
>> * TRiG
>> * N-Quads
>> * anything else that isn't TURTLE :)
>
> What should rdf-in-svg use? Rdfa?
>
> How about all those Adobe-XMP embeds in jpegs, pdfs etc? What does it mean to deprecate rdf-xml there?
>
> Ntriples --- am i the only one who regularly filters rdf ntriples dumps by grepping ?

No, you are not.  I've found it a good way to clean the data up by 
running Perl on N-triples and also extracting a certain part of a large 
dump.

> N3 - we can't deprecate something we never recommended
>
> +1 for making the landscape less daunting, but I look more to primer + tools for that
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dan
>
>>
>> That is, something that we can point people to and say: W3C says not to
>> use that, don't use it for any future work, put a bullet in the
>> serialization.
>>
>> The only officially supported RDF serializations should be:
>>
>> * TURTLE
>> * TURTLE Lite
>>
>> TURTLE Lite would effectively be a subset of TURTLE - N-Quads, or
>> something that would be N-Quads-like (allowing for either "s p o" or "s
>> p o c" statements).
>>
>> Note that I left RDFa and JSON-LD out of this as I don't view them as
>> "native" RDF serializations. RDFa can express RDF in other Host
>> Languages, but can be transformed to other things like JSON-LD without
>> passing through RDF. JSON-LD just happens to have a way to convert it to
>> RDF and back loss-lessly, but that's a happy side effect of the
>> serialization.
>>
>> The goal would be to simplify the dizzying array of options authors have
>> in front of them right now and send a clear message about what they
>> should be using and not using.
>>
>> -- manu
>>
>> --
>> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
>> President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> blog: PaySwarm Website for Developers Launched
>> http://digitalbazaar.com/2012/02/22/new-payswarm-alpha/
>>
>
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