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Re: ANN: alternative to cURL for debugging URIs

From: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:15:30 +0100
Message-ID: <ENmZTgDCoz0KFwDS@light.demon.co.uk>
To: Olaf Hartig <hartig@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
In message <200910121602.23834.hartig@informatik.hu-berlin.de>, Olaf 
Hartig <hartig@informatik.hu-berlin.de> writes
>Dear LODers,
>We announce a new tool for Linked Data publishers as well as developers of
>Linked Data based applications. You may use our tool [1] as an alternative to
>the command line tool cURL for debugging Linked Data sites [2]. Our tool
>allows you to dereference URIs and it visualizes the HTTP response of the
>server. In contrast to cURL, you may directly select each URI that occurs in
>the response in order to initiate the dereferencing of the selected URI with
>our tool. Hence, with our tool you may avoid the cumbersome copying and
>pasting of URIs on the command line as is necessary with curl. Furthermore,
>you may view the response body in different RDF serialization formats and you
>may inspect RDF data embedded in XHTML+RDFa documents. To make our tool
>a real Linked Data application that can also be accessed by software agents we
>embed an RDF description of the visualized HTTP messages in the HTML output.

Very nice.  The only glitch I found was when URLs contain the ampersand 
character, e.g.:


when resolved as HTML yields a 301 Moved Permanently, whose URL should 
include the trailing "&objectname=GRMDC.C104.2" (but doesn't).

Richard Light
Received on Monday, 12 October 2009 14:16:14 UTC

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