JSON-LD is just another flavor of JSON, and while I do concede it has larger applications in the open data space, at the end of the day, it is still JSON.

There are six JSON-LD tags in use at the moment, so pointing it to the JSON tag shouldn't cause very much confusion whatsoever.

Note: I came across this while editing the JSON tag to define JSON-LD as well; whatever the community decides to do, I'll edit the tags accordingly.


I created a synonym and merged tags:

So like you say, we should use

  • nice. could i have just done that? should i have just done that? – albert May 9 '17 at 11:24
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    maybe, although I think the reputation limit is set too high for our small site and only the mods can do it at the moment. (this was only my second tag synonym) – philshem May 9 '17 at 13:22
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    opendata.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/suggest-tag-synonyms But before being a mod I think I always needed at least some reputation with that tag, which isn't realistic for new tags without many questions. – philshem May 9 '17 at 13:23
  • thanks @philshem i appreciate the information! – albert May 9 '17 at 17:37
  • Having done the deed, isn't it common practice to tag the question as status-completed ? – user16556 Jul 4 '17 at 4:37

It is not clear to me that these tags should be merged.

json is a widely used data format and json-LD (linked data) is a formal mechanism of cross referencing vocabularies and concepts to specific definitions and contexts. I predict that as json-LD becomes more widely used, it will be clear more why the tags should be disambiguated.

JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data), is a method of encoding Linked Data using JSON.

  • pretty sure everyone in this question is in agreement about everything save having two tags. even in agreement about the future; the point of merging is that there are not very many questions regarding json-ld currently. future proofing is always nice, but there is no way to tell if/when json-ld questions will increase in the future. – albert Oct 2 '18 at 22:42

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