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Re: Google adds JSON-LD support to Gmail

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 16:47:50 -0700
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFrCuetnVtVE6UR7wLkagsrd5gxBOg9P2140_h4gmeU2iw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Linked JSON <public-linked-json@w3.org>, RDF-WG Group <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
On 16 May 2013 13:51, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:
> 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).

A couple of points on this:

1. We (Google) can parse this if written @context="http://schema.org" and
we'll find a way to document that.

2. We'd also like to start a conversation about allowing the simpler,
shorter form by defaulting to http:// if not present.

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