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Re: Linked Movie DataBase

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 08:14:22 -0400
Message-ID: <4892FE1E.6020609@openlinksw.com>
To: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
CC: public-lod@w3.org

Richard Light wrote:
> 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
> Jens,
> 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 
> result.)
> Richard

Please try the Open Data Explorer (esp. Firefox Extension variant [1] ), 
it works fine with the Linked Movie Database as per some of my twitter 
micro posts from yesterday [2] . You will also see examples re. other 
exciting Linked Data additions such as data from the BBC and Southampton 
Pubs.  I even drop a simple mashup in one the links to boot.

1. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8062
2. http://twitter.com/kidehen



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