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Re: JSON-LD Telecon Minutes for 2011-07-04

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 19:50:09 +0100
Message-ID: <4E1C9761.20205@openlinksw.com>
To: public-linked-json@w3.org
On 7/12/11 5:58 PM, Gregg Kellogg wrote:
>
> The question is, do unnamed nodes have a place in Linked Data and in 
> JSON-LD? I think they do; anyone else?
>
No, not if you want to deliver a simple (lightweight) mechanism for 
constructing Linked Data graphs using JSON-LD. The moment you introduce 
anonymous references (blank nodes) you've introduced an RDFism. Net 
effect, inheritance kicks in and we are back to square one re. inability 
to deliver a simple JSON based mechanism, with high uptake potential 
re.,  Linked Data graphs.

In the early days of Linked Data we agreed to discourage blank nodes for 
the very reasons outlined above. Basically, there was a concerted effort 
to focus on uptake and bootstrap.

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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
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OpenLink Software
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