Re: comments/questions on JSON-LD spec (but _not_ for the CG->WG transition!)

On 06/14/2012 10:34 AM, David Wood wrote:
> On Jun 14, 2012, at 06:29, Ivan Herman wrote:
>> Comment 2: There is, of course, the general question whether it is
>>  wise to publish a FPWD with a @graph features as long as the 
>> discussion on named graphs is still raging in the group. Maybe that
>> section should be stripped down, for the moment, to the bare 
>> minimum that is necessary to express a graph with several top level
>> subjects... But that is just a thought. I know the API values are
>> set in terms of quads but we can say, at this moment, that JSON-LD
>> does not yet have a syntax to express the full quads, only those
>> for a default graph...
> Conversely (but not disagreeing), we should ensure that the JSON-LD 
> use cases for named graphs are reflected in our decisions.

I was hoping that what David Wood has said above is how we would
approach the discussion around the whole '@graph'/Quads feature in JSON-LD.

That is, I think JSON-LD proposes how we do named graphs/datasets in a
certain way that makes sense to us (at Digital Bazaar) and us (in the
JSON-LD CG). I think that should put pressure on the RDF WG to figure
out the RDF Concepts around datasets and Quads. It should not put
pressure on JSON-LD to remove a feature that's not fully baked in RDF
Concepts yet.

I'm going to push back on any notion that we should remove or cripple
'@graph' because the RDF Concepts are not worked out on the feature yet.
We don't need the RDF Concepts to be worked out for '@graph' to do
something useful in JSON-LD. More specifically, Digital Bazaar doesn't
need the RDF Concepts to be worked out to put the '@graph' feature to
good use (annotating graph provenance, digital signatures on graphs,
being able to express multiple sources of information in the same
JSON-LD document, etc.)

We should continue to have the hard discussion of datasets/@graph and
Quads instead of attempting to not have that discussion due to time
constraints by putting @graph at risk.

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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Received on Friday, 15 June 2012 01:54:20 UTC