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Re: [JSON] I say again, what *is* JSON?

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 09:16:59 +0100
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Alex Hall <alexhall@revelytix.com>, Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, public-rdf-wg@w3.org
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To: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
One more point to this discussion. I understand Peter's criticism, and it is good that he provokes the group in making some of the issues clear. That being said, if the WG decided not to do a JSON serialization _solely on ground of a missing 'standard'_, I think the community would simply not understand this and would see this as yet another argument why W3C as a whole, and the Semantic Web in particular, should be regarded as irrelevant for the Web out there. I would prefer not to go there.

Ivan 



On Mar 24, 2011, at 23:29 , Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:

> * Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> [2011-03-24 17:17-0500]
>> 
>> On Mar 24, 2011, at 2:24 PM, Alex Hall wrote:
>> 
>>> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 2:43 PM, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Mar 24, 2011, at 1:19 PM, Alex Hall wrote:
>> .....
>>> 
>>>> IMHO our task is to identify and promote some best practices
>>> 
>>> 
>>> No, our task is to write a specification document for RDF. "Best practices" do not cut it.
>>> 
>>> OK, looking at the charter, it is the task of the working group to "define and standardize a JSON Syntax for RDF" so I'm mistaken here.
>> 
>> Good point. I stand corrected and withdraw my implied criticism. We can take advantage of the vagueness of JSON definitions to create our own standard. 
> 
> I tried to poke some real life JSON users to find out what the
> standard would say were it to specify common practice. I think this
> sort of design criteria is a PITA, but probably the most reallistic
> course towards satisfying the user community whom we attempt to serve.
> 
> 
>> Pat
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