I stumbled over a tweet from Mike Amundsen where he essentially asked people to name some more “widely-used hypermedia-types” beside (X)HTML and Atom. Turns our Mike collected the findings and made it available at http://amundsen.com/hypermedia/. Cool. Thanks!
Anyone know why XLink was abandoned, or why linked data doesn’t follow this concept?
My hunch is that XLink didn’t have the expected uptake and hence failed to serve as a basis for a light-weight and simple way to link data on the Web.
As I’ve argued in a previous post, typed links are essential for true HATEOS, however I wonder if we’ve only scratched the surface of this …