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Re: Split JSON-LD spec

From: Alexandre Passant <alex@seevl.net>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 00:21:16 +0200
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Cc: Linked JSON <public-linked-json@w3.org>
To: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>

On 1 Sep 2011, at 17:32, "Markus Lanthaler" <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I thought a bit more about the recent discussions here on the mailing list
> and came to the conclusion that it might be better to split the JSON-LD spec
> into two parts:
> 1. JSON-LD (the language)

What about "JSON-LD Publishing" ? So that the title of both documents is straightforward to understand depending which side you're in


> 2. JSON-LD Processing (APIs, algorithms, etc.)
> I think doing so would reflect the fact that different people are interested
> in different aspects of JSON-LD. Of course, everyone has to understand
> JSON-LD the language, thus we should really put a strong emphasis on a
> simple, short, and easy to understand spec for that.
> On the other hand there are some other aspects which I think are also
> important to standardize (think normalization, framing, etc.) but which are
> much more complex and only a few people actually have to read and understand
> how all this works.
> In my opinion, splitting the spec would definitely be beneficial for the
> adoption of JSON-LD. It also allows us to get more insights (and time) for
> the tricky parts if we release the JSON-LD language spec first. Designing
> good APIs for something that hasn't existed and hasn't been used before is
> not a trivial task.
> Please note that I'm strictly against about having a basic and an advanced
> spec. Think of it more as "separation of concerns".
> If there is enough interest, I will create a draft of the specs as a base
> for further discussion.
> --
> Markus Lanthaler
> @markuslanthaler
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