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Re: Normative vs. non-normative in JSON-LD (Re: JSON-LD skipping CR?)

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:47:01 +0100
Cc: "'W3C RDF WG'" <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E618490A-1B99-4707-9BCE-B780D6C25A48@w3.org>
To: "Markus Lanthaler" <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>

On Mar 29, 2013, at 13:52 , "Markus Lanthaler" <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net> wrote:

> On Friday, March 29, 2013 1:16 PM, Ivan Herman wrote:
> 
>>> Hmm.. that's true. Maybe a viable alternative would be to specify how
>>> fragment identifiers are used in appendix E which would allows us to
>> keep
>>> non-normative references!? Or do you think that's not an option?
>> 
>> I am a bit uneasy with any hack just to speed up the publication by a
>> few months. If the document goes to, say, CR, and then it is clear that
>> the spec is ready to go and will be synchronized with the rest, it
>> would not hurt any deployment (unless the other documents get into a
>> very long delay, but I trust the WG chairs to avoid that...)
> 
> Which I completely understand. In this case however, I don't think the
> dependency is strong enough to justify the risk of including a normative
> reference. RDF Schema hasn't even be published as FPWD and RDF11-CONCEPTS
> depends normatively on DOM4 and HTML5. What would happen if RDF Concepts is
> ready but these two specs aren't? What if they aren't till the end of the
> year and the charter expires? I think that's a huge risk.

Hm, this looks like a avalanche:-)

Indeed, HTML5 and DOM4 is an issue here, probably worth raising separately. Will do.

Ivan


> 
> It's good to have these discussions now, so thanks for raising it.
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> Markus
> 
> 
> --
> Markus Lanthaler
> @markuslanthaler
> 


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