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Re: optimizing container pages serialization to enable streaming

From: Alexandre Bertails <bertails@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:46:42 -0500
Message-ID: <52812612.4060301@w3.org>
To: "Wilde, Erik" <Erik.Wilde@emc.com>, Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>, Linked Data Platform WG <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
On 11/11/2013 01:43 PM, Wilde, Erik wrote:
> 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.

I agree.

Alexandre.

>
> cheers,
>
> dret.
>
>
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