Re: Remove "rel" from Link

Yes we do. as:Link serves two purposes:

1. As a marker class used to indicate that the @id can be dereferenced; and

2. As the value for properties like "image", "icon" and "url" which
may need additional metadata specified but do not need to be
represented as complete objects. (they play essentially the same role
as the MediaLink in AS 1.0).

I'm definitely -1 on removing as:Link.

- James

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 9:36 AM, ☮ elf Pavlik ☮
<> wrote:
> On 11/03/2014 06:14 PM, James M Snell wrote:
>> The "rel" property added to the as:Link is problematic from a data
>> modeling point of view, and actually isn't as useful as one might
>> imagine in practice.
>> Based on the current definition of as:Link, here's how it would
>> currently be used:
>> {
>>   "@context": "",
>>   "image": {
>>     "@type": "as:Link",
>>     "@id": "",
>>     "rel": "preview"
>>   }
>> }
>> Those familiar with the JSON-LD processing model ought to see the
>> problem right away. The "rel" is actually supposed to be a qualified
>> relation of the containing object, but as it is defined here, it
>> becomes a property of the as:Link itself.
>> In any case, despite the modeling issues, the "rel" just isn't proving
>> to be very valuable in any case I can identify.
>> My proposal is just to remove it.
> +1
> in this case, do we have any other reason to keep as:Link?
> IMO JSON-LD embedding provides us with all we need to include statements
> about objects used as property values

Received on Monday, 3 November 2014 17:50:49 UTC