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JSON, HTTP and data links

In late 2011, Mark Nottingham, whom I very much admire on a personal and professional level, posted ‘Linking in JSON‘ which triggered quite some discussion (see the comments there). Back then already I sensed that the community at large is ready for the next aspect of the Web. A scalable, machine-targeted way to realise a … Continue reading

JSON, data and the REST

Tomorrow, on 8.8. is the International JSON day. Why? Because I say so! Is there a better way to say ‘thank you’ to a person who gave us so much – yeah, I’m talking about Doug Crockford – and to acknowledge how handy, useful and cool the piece of technology is, this person ‘discovered‘? From … Continue reading

From CSV data on the Web to CSV data in the Web

In our daily work with Government data such as statistics, geographical data, etc. we often deal with Comma-Separated Values (CSV) files. Now, they are really handy as they are easy to produce and to consume: almost any language and platform I came across so far has some support for parsing CSV files and I can … Continue reading

Supplier’s responsibility for defining equivalency on the Web of Data

Less than a year ago I asked W3C’s Technical Architecture Group (TAG) essentially if … the [image] representation derived via [content negotiation from a generic resource] is equivalent to the RDF [served from it] I asked for a “a note, a specification, etc. that normatively defines what equivalency really is”. So, after some back and … Continue reading

Updated version of host-meta (was site-meta) announced

As announced by Mark Nottingham over at www-tag@w3.org, an updated version of his (and Eran’s) IETF draft ‘Host Metadata for the Web‘ is now available, addressing quite a lot of comments and explaining nicely why to use this method and not others ;)

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