[whatwg] JSON-LD - Universal Linked Data markup for Web Services

Manu Sporny msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Sun May 30 14:27:16 PDT 2010

Just in case there are people in this community that haven't seen this yet:

> On May 29th 2010, Manu Sporny tweeted:
> Just published JSON-LD:
>    http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/specs/source/json-ld/
> Universal markup of #rdfa #microdata and #microformats via
> lightweight JSON. #html5 #json #lod


Developers that embed structured data in their Web pages can choose
among a number of languages such as RDFa, Microformats and Microdata.
Each of these structured data languages, while incompatible at the
syntax level, can be easily mapped to RDF. JSON has proven to be a
highly useful object serialization and messaging replacement for SOAP.
In an attempt to harmonize the representation of Link Data in JSON, this
specification outlines a common JSON representation format for Linked
Data that can be used to represent objects specified via RDFa,
Microformats and Microdata.

There is currently some discussion going on in the RDFa Community on
this markup mechanism (start of thread):


A great amount of effort was made to ensure that the markup mechanism
was compatible with Microdata. Just a heads-up that this exists and we
may be attempting to formalize it (via a spec) over the next couple of

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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