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Re: Process of "following your nose"

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2014 20:10:46 -0400
Message-ID: <538A6F86.4090103@openlinksw.com>
To: public-linked-json@w3.org
On 5/31/14 11:47 AM, Anders Riutta wrote:
> Hi Alex,
>
> Thanks for the response.
>
> If we know the IRI is dereferenceable, don't we still have to check the content type? For example,  if dereferencing<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cynthia_Lennon>  only returned HTML, we couldn't use it to directly transclude additional JSON-LD.
>
> But if we could get different content types, including JSON-LD, from<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cynthia_Lennon>, we could transclude the JSON-LD. Unfortunately, we wouldn't know without testing how to get the JSON-LD. It could be any of these:
> 1)<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cynthia_Lennon>  with an Accept request-header field value of "application/json"
> 2)<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cynthia_Lennon>  with an Accept request-header field value of "application/ld+json"
> 3)<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cynthia_Lennon/.json>  without an Accept request-header
> 4)<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cynthia_Lennon/.jsonld>  without an Accept request-header
> 5)<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cynthia_Lennon?format=json>  without an Accept request-header
>
> The documentLoaders code<https://github.com/digitalbazaar/jsonld.js/blob/master/js/jsonld.js#L1522>  would work for 1) and 2), but not for 3) - 5).
>
> Thanks,
> Anders

Here is a vapor [1] report that should illustrate this matter. 
Fundamentally, in the context of Linked Data, JSON-LD (like Turtle, 
N-Triples, HTML+Microdata, RDF/XML etc..) is just another notation for 
representing RDF statements that describe entities (e.g., from DBpedia).

Links:

[1] http://bit.ly/1ty5FZW -- Vapor Report where the User Agent (Vapour) 
uses RDF to make sense of what 
<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cynthia_Lennon> denotes.

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