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[JSON] PROPOSAL: Syntax structure should be object-based

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 21:11:53 -0400
Message-ID: <4D800E59.9090703@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDF Working Group <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Many thanks to Nathan for putting together the wiki page about the many
design decisions we'll need to make on the RDF in JSON work:


After re-reviewing the e-mails, I haven't seen very strong support for
the triple-based approach. I know that Richard did a good job writing up
an argument for a triple-based serialization, but even the write-up
wasn't a glowing recommendation for that approach. Not many people seem
to have said anything about the iterative reduction approach proposed by
Nathan. There are a few that have stated that they're interested in the
object-based approach.

I know all of us are being very respectful about all of the work that
has been put forward thus far, but I think we're being a bit too nice
when it comes to making a decision and moving forward. :)

I think all of the information is there for us to make a preliminary
decision. So, I'm willing to be the first not nice person and I'm
putting this proposal out there to try and push some consensus out of
the group:

PROPOSAL: The RDF Working Group should design the RDF in JSON syntax
structure to reflect the object-based data model that is in wide use in
the Web developer community. The group recognizes that both the
triple-based and iterative-reduction based approaches are useful and
have a purpose to serve, but the time it would take to standardize two
RDF in JSON syntaxes may impact the ability for the Working Group to
meet its tight 1-year deadline.

If you object to this approach, or are supportive of the approach, feel
free to explain in detail or simply do a +1/-1.

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Towards Universal Web Commerce
Received on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 01:12:25 UTC

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