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Re: LDP user story: sharing binary resources and metadata

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:14:11 -0400
Message-ID: <504DF5B3.8000202@openlinksw.com>
To: public-ldp-wg@w3.org
On 9/10/12 9:56 AM, Ashok Malhotra wrote:
> Henry, that's a good usecase but my impression was that you were
> planning to submit an XML-based usecase.  Perhaps in addition to this?

Why XML? What does XML have to do with any kind of simple use-case.

What kind of everyday end-user cares about XML? They are used to 
photographs, videos, HTML etc..

Why do we have to bring XML into stuff like this?

Don't mean to be harsh, but we keep on making the same mistakes re. 
quests for simplicity.

XML is of diminishing interest amongst technical folks. And of no 
interest whatsoever to end-users.

Kingsley
> All the best, Ashok
>
> On 9/10/2012 6:40 AM, Henry Story wrote:
>> Here is my proposal for a use case relating to sharing binary resources:
>>
>> [[
>> Very often we need to publish both resources and the metadata that 
>> goes with them. Or inversely the data we publish contains links to 
>> binary resources such as pictures, videos, or other less data 
>> oriented documents (works of literature, legal documents, etc...) For 
>> the data publishing to be complete, the binary resources need to be 
>> published with the data. Even when the binary resources are the 
>> primary concern of publication, the metadata that puts it in context 
>> is just as essential: when publishing a picture of space we need to 
>> know which telescope took the picture, which part of the sky it was 
>> pointing at, what filters were used, which identified stars are 
>> visible, etc... For more personal resources we want to know who 
>> appears in the picture, where it was taken, and who can see it. One 
>> may for example want to allow the access control rules to be edited 
>> by the people who appear in the picture. As such the linked data 
>> platform needs to make it possible to publish data and binary resources.
>> ]]
>>
>> Does that make a good user story/use case?
>>
>> Henry
>>
>> Social Web Architect
>> http://bblfish.net/
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