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Re: LDP user story: sharing binary resources and metadata

From: Alexandre Bertails <bertails@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:11:29 -0400
Message-ID: <504E1131.90709@w3.org>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
CC: public-ldp-wg@w3.org
On 09/10/2012 09:40 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 res
> ]]
> Does that make a good user story/use case?

It's really too bad that I cannot attend the LDP meetings because of a
conflict with another one...

I'm not sure I understand how the WG came to considerer use-cases that
would go beyond the scope of the charter, which I thought was pretty
much focused on using REST to interact with RDF data in Web-documents?
Of course, that's only an opinion (mine) but I thought that would be
pretty clear as this stuff was not discussed in the IBM Submission at

It looks like the direction taken is much more about a complete
Platform instead of just the Protocol... Don't get me wrong, I think
this is important, but I fear that this can go into many directions,
while the most important thing is still to know how to talk to the
server in a standardized way...

Can anybody give some context?


> Henry
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
Received on Monday, 10 September 2012 16:11:45 UTC

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