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Re: playing with SWED

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 14:55:54 +0100
Message-ID: <41824BEA.70108@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: public-esw@w3.org

Hi Libby,

Thanks for the good feedback - glad it has been useful.

> I've been trying out the SWED code for the SW Best Practices apps and 
> demos collection, and I've been really impressed. With a bit of fiddling 
> its been really easy to set something up for this community:
> 
> http://swordfish.rdfweb.org/adtf/

Looks good. It'd be easy to define templates for the item summaries and 
item pages if you'd like.

> I've only had two real problems. One is that DOAP's schema has French as 
> well as English and for some reason the browser seems to prefer the 
> French version. 

Yes, I was thinking about that just yesterday in another context. There 
should be a language property somewhere so you can select what language 
to use for extracting text values. Shouldn't be too hard to add.

> The other problem was just that everything is localised 
> in such a way that it requires a good deal of tweaking (more than I 
> could be bothered with ;) not to have it immediately after the domain 
> name using proxy and rewrite.

We run with apache as either a reverse proxy onto an independent tomcat 
(the current site) or as the host with ajp onto tomcat (the new server). 
It should be possible to use mod alias or similar to put the tomcat bit 
into the right section of the apache namespace. A bit of hassle I agree 
but at least mod alias is more forgiving than full rewrite :-)

> Oh, one more - initially I wasn't using java 1.4 and this is necessary - 
> I didn't notice that in the instructions.

Ah, good point. It could be made 1.3 compatible (and indeed 1.5 
compatible) but it's only been tested on 1.4. That should go in the docs 
somewhere.

> Anyway, I really like it - a really comprehensive and detailed demo 
> that's very useful indeed :) :)

Thanks. If you want to get together to do any joint hacking on the 
templates let me know.

By the way, the current version, which will go live early next week with 
an updated zip, includes a joseki servlet so you can optionally use the 
joseki Web API to query the data (and the harvester metadata). We've 
also defined a blank portal which is easier to clone from than the full 
SWED one.

Cheers,
Dave
Received on Friday, 29 October 2004 13:56:19 GMT

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