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Google adds JSON-LD support to Gmail

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 10:07:52 -0400
Message-ID: <5194E838.30008@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Linked JSON <public-linked-json@w3.org>
CC: RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Google just added JSON-LD support to Gmail. It was announced at Google
I/O (thanks to Bob Du Charme for spotting it):


This is a pretty big validation of the technology. Great work to
everyone that has been involved in the grueling process of getting the
specs to where they are today! We should all be very proud of this

They have decided to not use a URL in the '@context'. I'm currently
trying to find out why they did this. If they did this on purpose, we
may have to do another LC to accept 'keywords' in the @context field.
Ideally, we can just ask them to put 'http://' in front of the
parameter. It's the only place that they deviated from the spec (which
is actually pretty good).

We should also tell them that they don't have to use '@type' - that they
could overload it to 'type' if they wanted to via the JSON-LD context
(since this is a new application with a vocabulary under their control).

In any case - wonderful news!

-- manu

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