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Re: a common understanding of profiles

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:22:59 -0400
Message-ID: <55912A93.1040805@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 6/28/15 4:53 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> WebIDs are HTTP URIs that support turtle.  Hash URIs are recommended.  
> That is what's in the webid spec that timbl authored.
> I hope this is clear now.


I describe WebID is an Identifier with the following characteristics:

2. Identifies an Agent
3. Resolves to a Profile Document (a/k/a a WebID-Profile doc)
4. WebID-Profile document contains RDF Language statements that describe 
Profile Subject
5. RDF-Turtle is the default content-type of a WebID-Profile doc .

In regards to #5, Turtle isn't the only option. It is simply the default 
in the spec. Our WebID + WebID-Profile generating app [1] produces 
WebID-Profile documents based all the existing RDF doc content types 
[2][3][4], and that includes JSON-LD [5]. This is a burden we've taken 
on strategically so that we can target a wider audience with our 
solutions e.g., JSON-LD for "Web Developers" and Turtle for end-users, 
system architects, and anyone else for whom entity relationship 
semantics are deemed an important part of data representation, access, 
and integration.


[1] http://youid.openlinksw.com -- our tool
-- HTML5+Microdata based WebID-Profile Doc
-- RDFa variant
-- Turtle variant
-- JSON-LD variant.


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