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Re: PingTheSemanticWeb and Sitemaps

From: Frederick Giasson <fred@fgiasson.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 11:03:31 -0400
Message-id: <4A351143.4030506@fgiasson.com>
To: martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi Martin,

> I am sure you all agree that PingTheSemanticWeb is a key service for 
> many of our applications. Unfortunately, it does currently not support 
> the bulk notification for datasets for which a semantic sitemap is 
> available.
> Since some of you maybe facing the same problem, I just put a short 
> Python script on-line at
> http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/PTSW4Sitemaps
> which you can use to notify PingTheSemanticWeb of multiple files using 
> a given semantic sitemap.
Nice addition, thanks!

However, as I said in the past: PTSW is kind of frozen in time for more 
than a year now. Last time we put development effort on it was prior 
Giovanni's work on Sitemap; so it explains this lack.

There are also a couple of know bugs that I still have to fix once I 
will have some spare time (not much considering what is coming in the 
next few weeks. But I really have to do it anyway; so we shall see).

The first priority will be to fix these bugs; the second one could be 
some upgrade of the service (handling of sitemaps). But I think that in 
mean time (and for some time), this script (or derivate of it using 
other programming languages) is certainly a good way to go (and 
certainly a way to show how simple web service endpoints can be enhanced 
with such collateral projects :) )

Thanks and keep up the good work with GR!

Take care,

Received on Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:04:03 UTC

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