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Re: JSON-LD in examples invalid due to comments

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@unibw.de>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:48:54 +0100
Cc: "'W3C Web Schemas Task Force'" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-Id: <849CC1CB-E4DB-467D-806D-47BD099B6785@unibw.de>
To: "Markus Lanthaler" <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Just my two cents: Would it be completely unthinkable to introduce a syntax for comments in JSON and JSON-LD?

On Nov 28, 2013, at 11:45 AM, Markus Lanthaler wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I've just realized that all (?) JSON-LD examples in schema.org are invalid
> since they include comments. Just as JSON, JSON-LD doesn't support comments.
> 
> Example 1 of http://schema.org/Action for instance begins as follows:
> 
>  <script type="application/ld+json">
>    // John listened to Pink with Steve at Anna's appartment on his iPod.
>  {
>    "@context": "http://schema.org",
>    "@type": "ListenAction",
>    ...
> 
> The second line turns this into invalid JSON(-LD). It should thus be
> rewritten to
> 
>  <script type="application/ld+json">
>  {
>    "@context": "http://schema.org",
>    "@type": "ListenAction",
>    ...
> 
> 
> Would it be possible to remove those comments at the beginning of all
> examples? I fear that otherwise a lot of people will adapt this style which
> will lead to severe interoperability problems.
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Markus
> 
> 
> --
> Markus Lanthaler
> @markuslanthaler
> 
> 

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