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JSON-LD - experimenting with universal Linked Data markup for Web Services

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 21:06:31 -0400
Message-ID: <4C01BA17.9060208@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDFa Community <public-rdfa@w3.org>
> On May 29th 2010, Manu Sporny tweeted:
> Just published JSON-LD:
>    http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/specs/source/json-ld/
> Universal markup of #rdfa #microdata and #microformats via
> lightweight JSON. #html5 #json #lod


Developers that embed structured data in their Web pages can choose
among a number of languages such as RDFa [RDFA-CORE], Microformats
[MICROFORMATS] and Microdata [MICRODATA]. Each of these structured data
languages, while incompatible at the syntax level, can be easily mapped
to RDF. JSON has proven to be a highly useful object serialization and
messaging replacement for SOAP. In an attempt to harmonize the
representation of Link Data in JSON, this specification outlines a
common JSON representation format for Linked Data that can be used to
represent objects specified via RDFa, Microformats and Microdata.


Just getting some thoughts that Mark and I have been exploring over the
past two weeks down. No intention of publishing via this WG at the
moment... perhaps via HTML WG? or WebApps? Or working with industry to
see how it works in the field and then bringing it into W3C.

The question:

How can we migrate current web services from REST + JSON to a more
semantically rich mechanism of exchanging data? We have data in the
pages now, shouldn't we start using it to communicate?

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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