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Re: extension model of RSS/Atom (ISSUE-16 discussion)

From: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:47:59 +0200
Message-ID: <552AD9FF.3000700@wwelves.org>
To: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>, "public-socialweb@w3.org" <public-socialweb@w3.org>
CC: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
On 04/12/2015 06:29 PM, Erik Wilde wrote:
> hello elf.
Hi Erik,

> On 2015-04-12 00:36, ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ wrote:
>> On 04/07/2015 10:06 PM, Erik Wilde wrote:
>>> Atom is doing things differently because XML provides a better way of
>>> separating vocabularies with namespaces. that's an important benefit
>>> that neither JSON nor JSON-LD have. that also makes it easier to
>>> separate possible future spec changes from openness/extensions. again
>>> that's something that we don't get out of the box.
>> Could you please explain how do you see JSON-LD not having capacity to
>> separate vocabularies with namespaces?
> JSON-LD maps things into RDF where things aren't namespaced, but simply
> identified by URI. regardless of that, what a context does is only
> visible to you when you implement JSON-LD and then look at the mapped
> data. the current extensibility model does not require
> (a) a context to be present to begin with, and
> (b) JSON-LD processing to make use of it, if it is.
* http://www.w3.org/TR/activitystreams-core/#extensibility
** http://www.w3.org/TR/activitystreams-core/#compact-iris
''The property name foaf:givenName is a Compact IRI that expands to
"http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/givenName" when processed by a JSON-LD

While spec defines how to expand just few common prefixes, it also uses
in example *gr:Location* not included in this list.

Without JSON-LD context like:
"@context": [
    { "gr": "http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1#" }

system consuming such activities from multiple different sources could
wrongly consider two compact IRIs as identical. For example if another
system would define.
"@context": [
    { "gr": "http://example.net/greatraves#" }

While one does NOT need to use http://www.w3.org/TR/json-ld-api/ may
still need information in JSON-LD context for example to expand compact
IRIs or set the default language.

BTW I already put on agenda for our next call ISSUE-36
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> you're definitely right that one can be disciplined in AS2, and it seems
> that you are. but that's because you're operating in RDF-land and make
> sure that everything in AS2 is used to make this possible.
> since for now we're still saying we're "JSON-based" and should also
> demonstrate what this means when you're *not* operating in RDF-land, we
> have to be clear what it means when people are not as careful as you,
> and what it means for these two different user groups (JSON users and
> RDF users) to interact via AS2.
Once again, IMO to make it possible we really need to come up with smart
strategy for using JSON-LD contexts

> you can think of this as the exact equivalent of pre-infoset XML: people
> could be disciplined and use it in the way later formalized by XMLNS,
> but pre-XMLNS, it was ok for people to produce non-XMLNS XML, and the
> question then is what's that supposed to mean. we keep dodging that
> question, and i think it's going to bite us.
I must admit not knowing so much about history around XML technologies.
Thank your for sharing this perspective, will need to

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JSON-LD. Formats based on XML or other data serializations are
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> cheers,
> dret.


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