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Re: JSON-LD terminology

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 07:02:11 -0400
Message-ID: <504099B3.70108@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 8/31/12 5:02 AM, Markus Lanthaler wrote:
> On Thursday, August 30, 2012 9:12 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>>> A problematic excerpt from the document referenced above:
>>>> "A Linked Data document does not necessarily need to be expressed in
>> JSON-LD. The notion of Linked Data is a concept independent of any
>> given serialization format. In particular, any document based on an RDF
>> serialization format is a Linked Data document."
>>>> It isn't accurate to assert that any RDF document is a Linked Data
>> document, and here's why:
>>>> An RDF document doesn't have to be comprised of triple based content
>> where each URI is dereferencable. There's nothing in the RDF spec that
>> mandates that.
>>>> Linked Data, as per TimBL's meme, mandates de-referencable URIs.
>> [...]
>> RDF != Linked Data. Never has been. Its an optional (preferred by W3C,
>> naturally) route to the destination. Conflating RDF and Linked Data
>> hasn't benefited either endeavor, to date.
> Would you, and the other members of the RDF WG, be fine with just dropping
> the sentence "In particular, any document based on an RDF serialization
> format is a Linked Data document"?

Speaking for myself, resounding yes!

> --
> Markus Lanthaler
> @markuslanthaler



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