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Re: Google adds JSON-LD support to Gmail

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 13:51:43 -0700
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFrqiC7ryEMZ6BUTpQiRbQ74Ye8eS_7FF4PhtoDsWBg5RA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Linked JSON <public-linked-json@w3.org>, RDF-WG Group <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
On 16 May 2013 07:08, "Manu Sporny" <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
>
> Google just added JSON-LD support to Gmail. It was announced at Google
> I/O (thanks to Bob Du Charme for spotting it):
>
> https://developers.google.com/gmail/schemas/embedding-schemas-in-emails
>
> 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
> breakthrough!
>
> 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.

Happy to discuss this in detail after Google IO finishes i.e. next week.

Briefly, this was all about simplicity for partners...

> 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).

I'll check in on that now; I remember discussing the possibility...

Dan

> 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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>
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