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Re: Linked Movie DataBase

From: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 11:51:53 +0100
Message-ID: <R7qMlUDJrukIFAKt@light.demon.co.uk>
To: Jens Lehmann <lehmann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org

In message <4892E634.406@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>, Jens Lehmann 
<lehmann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de> writes
>> How do I get it to give me XML RDF?  I only seem to be able to get these
>> text triple things, which I don't consider to be a machine-processible
>> format ;-)
>I get XML when requested. Try:
>curl -H "accept: application/rdf+xml"
>http://data.linkedmdb.org/resource/film/2014 -L


Yes, thanks - so do I.

I was trying to get XML RDF by using Firefox with the Tabulator 
extension, and just expected it to kick in when I went to the "data" 
URL.  Instead I found myself looking at these text triples.

Is there a variant on the URL itself which will return XML RDF?  My 
concern is that XSLT processors should be able to access these linked 
data resources. XSLT [1.0] only groks XML documents.  XSLT just has the 
document() function in its armoury, and the only information you can 
give it is a URL: hence the question.

(I took this concern to the XSLT list, and the most helpful suggestion I 
got there was to set up a proxy server which takes URLs, adds an 
"accept" header to them, and passes them on.  So that's my fallback 
strategy if I can't put something into the URL to achieve the desired 


Richard Light
XML/XSLT and Museum Information Consultancy
Received on Friday, 1 August 2008 10:53:00 UTC

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