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Re: defining RDF and RESTful

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:51:59 -0400
To: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>
Cc: public-ldp@w3.org
Message-ID: <1333054319.3423.311.camel@waldron>
On Thu, 2012-03-29 at 21:35 +0100, Dave Reynolds wrote:
> On 29/03/12 21:25, Sandro Hawke wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-03-29 at 10:16 -0700, ashok malhotra wrote:
> >> On 3/29/2012 6:15 AM, David Wood wrote:
> >>> I suggest that the Callimachus REST API be an input document to the LDP WG.
> >> That would be great!
> >
> > Okay, since that's seconded, I've added a references section.  I also
> > took out the explicit mention of GET and PUT.
> The phrasing in the introduction:
> [[[
> This approach has been proposed and explored for some time [1][2][3][4], 
> but its use has only recently been reported in industry [5] [6].
> ]]]
> makes it sound like 1-4 have not been used in industry. In fact a number 
> of commercial organizations are using the Linked Data API [4], including 
> in media and financial sectors as well as for-profit organizations 
> serving the public sector.

I did it that way because I was using the LDAPI as evidence that the
approach had been "explored" (and generally to mention it).  I didn't
think it was fair to claim that LDAPI demonstrated reading and writing
RDF through a RESTful API, since (as I recall), clients see JSON not
RDF.    But please correct me, if I've got that wrong.

On your specific point, I could s/its use/the practice of using RDF for
the payload format in a RESTful API/ to make it more precisely clear...

     -- Sandro
Received on Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:52:08 UTC

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