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Re: Important Question re. WebID Verifiers & Linked Data

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:15:31 -0500
Message-ID: <4EF21433.8000504@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 12/21/11 11:20 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> On 21 December 2011 15:46, Kingsley Idehen<kidehen@openlinksw.com>  wrote:
>> 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.
> +1 to linked data&  web architecture
>
> I find myself often guided by 'Axioms' of Web Architecture
>
> http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Principles
>
> "Test of Independent Invention
>
>   If someone else had already invented your system, would theirs work
> with yours?"
>
> Is a particular axiom that I like, as well as the principle 'universal
> does not mean unique'
>
> So I think WebID should play nicely with both LOD and Web Arch, mainly
> by leveraging URI's

+100

Or WebID shouldn't claim to be:

1. Linked Data based
2. Architecture of the World Wide Web (AWWW) based.

Henry: this matter is non negotiable.

Kingsley
>
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>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen
>> Founder&    CEO
>> OpenLink Software
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
Founder&  CEO
OpenLink Software
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