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Re: Support for Turtle in WebID

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 07:56:05 -0500
Message-ID: <4EF47A65.3000907@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
On 12/23/11 4:31 AM, Henry Story wrote:
> On 22 Dec 2011, at 22:33, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>
>> On 12/22/11 4:28 PM, Patrick Logan wrote:
>>> The WebID incubation effort is documented at http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebID and there is a discussion on the mail list about supporting the Turtle format. We are looking for input from members of the linked data community generally.
>>>
>>> Currently RDF/XML and XHTML+RDFa 1.1 are required for consumers of WebID profiles/pages. Support for Turtle would probably be worded as a required addition to these other formats.
>>>
>>> The incremental cost of supporting Turtle seems fairly low, given support for RDF/XML.
>>>
>>> Do readers of this list foresee any significant issues with this addition? Would you recommend this addition?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> -Patrick
>>>
>> To get the ball rolling.
>> +1 re., giving Turtle and RDF/XML equal billing.
> Stephane Corlosquet had a good idea on the webid mailing list which is summarised as
>
> MUST support both for consumers, deprecate RDF/XML for publishers, and remove the example
> RDF/XML from the spec.

What about:

1. Don't have RDF/XML only examples
2. Don't give RDF/XML special status i.e., when listing formats for 
publishers it has to be alongside other formats that are "cut and paste" 
friendly.

>
> The reason we are asking the wider community is that we want WebID to be an entry point
> for people from social networks into the LinkedData community. So even though all our tools
> can support every format, if we put that into the spec there is much too high a risk of
> cognitive dissonance.

Yes.

>
> There is an extra very good reason for putting Turtle up there, and that is that
> we have a simple SPARQL example in the spec
>      http://webid.info/spec#verifying-the-webid-claim
> and so that makes understanding for newbies easier.

Yes.

>
> Henry
>
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>>
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