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Re: Important Question re. WebID Verifiers & Linked Data

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:46:41 -0500
Message-ID: <4EF1F151.6070000@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 12/21/11 8:58 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> Is a WebID verifier supposed to be a Linked Data consumer ?
> Is a WebID verifier supposed to be an RDF consumer?
>
> Please understand that RDF != Linked Data. It's just one of the 
> options for creating and publishing Linked Data.
>
> In addition:
>
> Is a WebID verifier supposed to be an HTTP client?
> Is a WebID verifier supposed to be able to leverage HTTP content 
> negotiation?
>
> Right now, WebID verifiers are very inconsistent re. the above, thus I 
> encourage we bring clarity to this very important manner.
>
> Remember, if we are going to tout WebID as leveraging Web 
> Architecture, we have to actually comply with said architecture. 

For the record, I am re-posting due to critical typo fix. I meant to say:

Is a WebID verifier supposed to be a Linked Data consumer ?
Is a WebID verifier supposed to be an RDF consumer?

Please understand that RDF != Linked Data. It's just one of the options 
for creating and publishing Linked Data.

In addition:

Is a WebID verifier supposed to be an HTTP client?
Is a WebID verifier supposed to be able to leverage HTTP content 
negotiation?

Right now, WebID verifiers are very inconsistent re. the above, thus I 
encourage we bring clarity to this very important *matter*.

Remember, if we are going to tout WebID as leveraging Web Architecture, 
we have to actually comply with said architecture.

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