The specification try to answer the rest of things practically inevitable to provide better Linked Data. The questions answered are:
- How do we create a resource, or what do we POST to?
- Where can we get the list of existing resources?
- Which vocabulary and media types do we use?
- How do we split the information into pages when it gets big?
- How do we specify ordering?
- Basic Profile Resources (BPR) - HTTP and RDF techniques to use to read/write liked data
- Basic Profile Containers (BPC) - a BPR for POST to create new things and GET to find existing
- Paging - a mechanism to get the content of a BPC in chunks
- Ordering - a mechanism to specify the order of a sorted BPC
For more information, a developerWorks article and a paper and its presentation at WWW 2012 workshop on Linked Data on the Web (LDOW 2012) help to understand the motivation behind the spec. Also, there is a collection of use cases and requirements on which the spec was built.