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RE: FYI: Interesting dicussion over at rest-discuss

From: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:11:21 +0800
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> If you look at some of the older posts on this thread, I've tried
> repeatedly to warn about this problem with the letters R-D-F.

I know and I was one which tried as hard as you to remove "RDF" and
"Semantic Web" as far as possible from JSON-LD.

> When a moniker is bad, its bad. Unfair, but that's how the world works.
> A bad name or reputation is hard to fix.
> RDF or the letters R-D-F have a horrible reputation (rightly or wrongly
> so). It will always insert inertia for the aforementioned reasons :-(
> Personally, JSON-LD doesn't need the inertia of RDF.

The question to me is why people still automatically associate JSON-LD with
RDF. Is it the "Linked Data" in its name? Is it the way the spec is

Markus Lanthaler

Received on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 14:12:03 UTC

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