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[JSON] RDF collections and JSON arrays

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:25:38 -0500
Message-Id: <C45F1F9E-832C-4774-A0DC-0FFF2C684B51@ihmc.us>
To: RDF Working Group <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Um... I am not sure if this is trivial or obvious, but has the WG thought about the RDF collections vocabulary in the JSON context? Since this is supposed to correspond as nearly as possible to a LISP list, it seems it would be 'natural' for an RDF collection to map into a JSON array. And if this is to round-trip, then these arrays must be somehow marked as coming from an RDF collection so that they can be mapped back into one. 

I wish I had something more constructive to offer on this point, but I don't, other than to suggest it might turn out to be important, since the collection vocabulary is used to extensively in the OWL/RDF syntax. While OWL is not a prime target for our WG, it would seem to be a good idea to define a JSON mapping which does not completely screw up OWL, if at all possible. 

Just a 2c observation.

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