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Re: Deprecate most "native" RDF serializations

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 10:04:31 -0400
Message-ID: <4FA3E1EF.3080104@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
On 05/04/2012 01:49 AM, Dan Brickley 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?

Yes, in the future it should use XML+RDFa.

> How about all those Adobe-XMP embeds in jpegs, pdfs etc? What does it
> mean to deprecate rdf-xml there?

They continue to be valid documents. As for future development, Adobe
should migrate to something more modern.

> Ntriples --- am i the only one who regularly filters rdf ntriples
> dumps by grepping ?

You can still do this with TURTLE Lite.

> N3 - we can't deprecate something we never recommended

Yes, but you can strongly suggest that people not to use it for
anything. The RDF community could re-enforce that message.

> +1 for making the landscape less daunting, but I look more to primer
>  + tools for that

Primers are inadequate when it comes to making changes like this. Tools
are good, but we need to send a clear message to the tools developers
that they should put a big red DEPRECATED message beside formats that
are not serving to make this ecosystem easier to understand and use.

The biggest tool that we have to do this is the RDF and Linked Data
community.

-- manu

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