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Re: Comments on the complexity of the JSON-LD spec

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 22:14:37 +0100
Message-ID: <4DFBC3BD.2080405@webr3.org>
To: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: public-linked-json@w3.org
Dave Longley wrote:
> On 06/03/2011 02:24 PM, Brian Peterson wrote:
>> I believe that the popularity of JSON is based primarily on its 
>> simplicity. IMHO, JS developers and other consumers of JSON are going 
>> to expect simplicity. A JSON-LD specification that is 10x longer than 
>> the original JSON specification is going to be a non-starter for the 
>> majority of JSON developers -- a big majority. Honestly, I think the 
>> first JSON-LD spec should fit in an email (a short email, unlike the 
>> ones I tend to write).
> I definitely agree that much of JSON's popularity is due to its 
> simplicity. However, my opinion is that most JS/JSON developers probably 
> haven't looked at the JSON spec. Most JS developers certainly haven't 
> looked at the ECMAScript spec.
> If a developer does have a question, then I'd expect them to be much 
> more likely to look at examples on the web or a "howto" page than the 
> spec. 

Exactly people just google "MDC methodName()"!, the spec just has to be 
technically sound and easily understandable for *implementers* to read 
(whilst implementing), the rest will follow from that.
Received on Friday, 17 June 2011 21:39:38 UTC

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