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JSON-LD spec split preview

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 03:11:52 -0400
Message-ID: <4E9A83B8.5090200@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Linked JSON <public-linked-json@w3.org>
The first pass of the spec split is done and preview-able (temporarily) 


There are three Editor's Drafts for 2011-10-16:

The JSON-LD Syntax:


RDF Graph Normalization:

The work was done on a separate branch (2011-09-spec-split) and will be 
merged if we decide this is the direction in which the community wants 
to head. Detailed diff for this branch vs. the main branch is available 


The split is pretty clean between each of the specs modulo some language 
that needs to be duplicated across specifications. There is some 
duplication between the JSON-LD API and the RDF Graph Normalization spec 
(basically the normalization algorithm). We have yet to determine 
whether generalizing the normalization algorithm in the JSON-LD API will 
make it difficult to understand. However, keeping two normalization 
algorithms that are 90% similar in language, and which are meant to 
produce the same result, will be a maintainability nightmare. It seems 
like we'll be able to fully move the normalization algorithm into its 
own spec, but until we change the language and have a couple of people 
review it... we won't know for sure.

Take a look if you're interested. Perhaps we should put this on the 
Agenda for our upcoming telecon and decide to accept/reject these 
changes during the call. In the meantime, if you support/disapprove of 
this direction, but won't be able to make the call, you can always +1/-1 
it via the mailing list.

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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