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Re: LD client responsibilities

From: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:32:31 +0200
Message-ID: <51BB459F.20804@emse.fr>
To: Gregg Reynolds <dev@mobileink.com>
CC: public-rdf-comments <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
I agree with your statements, but I don't think this is something that 
should come out of the RDF Working Group. The core RDF specifications 
are agnostic wrt the Linked Data principles. You can use RDF in many 
ways outside the Web of Data.

I any case, the Linked Data Platform working group is defining a 
standard [1] where Linked Data clients are also mentioned, e.g.:

"A conforming LDP Client is an application program that generates HTTP 
requests and processes HTTP responses that conform to the rules defined 
in sections on LDPRs and LDPCs."

Look for "client" in this document, they are mentionned a lot, with 
requirements marked with "MUST" do this, MUST do that.

[1] Linked Data Platform 1.0. http://www.w3.org/TR/ldp/


Le 14/06/2013 16:04, Gregg Reynolds a écrit :
> Hi,
> The (in)famous Four Practices of LD conspicuously omit mention of
> client side responsibilities.  One might argue that this is fine since
> the D in LD stands for "Data".  But that can't be right, since the
> third practice essentially says "make sure your server, serves".
> Since the concept of LD really only makes sense as a kind of
> ecosystem, it seems appropriate to say something about what clients
> ought to do in order to count as playing nice in the LD world.
> Would it make sense to add a fifth practice along the lines of "if in
> the response to an HTTP IRI lookup you receive data containing IRIs,
> make them appropriately discoverable and actionable."  Maybe add "for
> the user or other client."  "Appropriately" being a necessary hedge,
> since we cannot provide a global definition of "actionable" that will
> work in every case.
> Something like this seems especially appropriate for JSON-LD given its
> likely uses.
> Gregg

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