In the spirit of the linked data web, entity URIs should resolve to a machine readable representation of the respective entity. While the API and Special:Export already provide access to this data, their output contains wrapper structures and meta-information that does not belong to the entity denoted by the URI.
To provide a machine readable representation of the entity, a special page should be created that generates the canonical JSON representation for a given entity. URL rewriting can then be used to make this special page accessible via a canonical URI/URL schema, as described by <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata/Notes/URI_scheme#Machine-readable_access>. The representation returned by the data endpoint should be consistent with the representation used in the web API (no necessarily with the internal representation, which is exposed by Special:Export and does not even need to be JSON).
Care should be taken to allow caching of this data on the HTTP level, making use of the appropriate Cache-Control, ETag and If-Modified-Since headers.
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