Standards: W3C Invites Implementations of Linked Data Platform 1.0
New today from the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3):
The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Linked Data Platform 1.0. This document describes a set of best practices and simple approach for a read-write Linked Data architecture, based on HTTP access to web resources that describe their state using the RDF data model.
From the Recommendation Document:
This specification describes the use of HTTP for accessing, updating, creating and deleting resources from servers that expose their resources as Linked Data. It provides clarifications and extensions of the rules of Linked Data [LINKED-DATA]:
- Use URIs as names for things
- Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names
- When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information, using the standards (RDF*, SPARQL)
- Include links to other URIs, so that they can discover more things
This specification discusses standard HTTP and RDF techniques used when constructing clients and servers that create, read, and write Linked Data Platform Resources. A companion document discusses best practices that you should use, and anti-patterns you should avoid, when constructing these clients and servers.
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