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Re: optimizing container pages serialization to enable streaming

From: Wilde, Erik <Erik.Wilde@emc.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:43:14 -0500
To: Alexandre Bertails <bertails@w3.org>, "Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org>, Linked Data Platform WG <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CEA66391.16A93%erik.wilde@emc.com>
hello alexandre.

On 2013-11-11, 10:34 , "Alexandre Bertails" <bertails@w3.org> wrote:
>+1. A server would be lying to a client if it returns [[ Content-Type:
>text/turtle ]] while adding some extra constraints like paging. Paging
>is not a conservative extension for already defined RDF resources and
>this cannot simply be fixed with a Link header.

it wouldn't hurt if the server serves such a constrained RDF
serialization, since it is in fact a valid text/turtle document. however,
clients cannot depend on this, so it should not be part of LDP at all. if
it is part of LDP, then LDP server implementations cannot use generic
turtle serializers anymore, and need a specific serialization component
just to meet that constraint. that's equivalent to the "yes, it kind of
looks like XML, but you cannot do these three things, so it actually isn't
XML" approach i was mentioning earlier. that's proven to create
substantial unhappiness, because it effectively disallows the use of
off-the-shelf components for standard tasks such as serialization.

cheers,

dret.
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