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Re: Exciting changes at Data.Southampton.ac.uk!

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:05:31 +0100
Cc: "<public-lod@w3.org>" <public-lod@w3.org>
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To: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

> After some heated debate after the backlash against me for my recent  
> comments about PDF, I've been forced to shift to recommending PDF as  
> the preferred format for the data.southampton.ac.uk site, both for  
> publishing and importing data.


If today wasn't April Fool's Day I would have been worried. Nice one,  
Chris.


Cheers,
	Michael
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On 1 Apr 2011, at 08:23, Christopher Gutteridge wrote:

> After some heated debate after the backlash against me for my recent  
> comments about PDF, I've been forced to shift to recommending PDF as  
> the preferred format for the data.southampton.ac.uk site, both for  
> publishing and importing data.
>
> There are some issues with this and I know not every one will be  
> happy with the decision; it wasn't easy to make... but on  
> reflection, however, it's the right one. It is much easier for non  
> programmers (the majority of people) to work with PDF documents and  
> they are supported by pretty much every platform you can think of  
> with a choice of tools and the benefit of familiarity.
>
> We've provided a wrapper around 4store to make PDF the default  
> output mode:
> http://sparql.data.southampton.ac.uk/?query=PREFIX+soton%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fid.southampton.ac.uk%2Fns%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+foaf%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Ffoaf%2F0.1%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+skos%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2004%2F02%2Fskos%2Fcore%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+geo%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2003%2F01%2Fgeo%2Fwgs84_pos%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+rdfs%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2000%2F01%2Frdf-schema%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+org%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2Fns%2Forg%23%3E%0D%0APREFIX+spacerel%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fdata.ordnancesurvey.co.uk%2Fontology%2Fspatialrelations%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+ep%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Feprints.org%2Fontology%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+dct%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Fdc%2Fterms%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+bibo%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Fontology%2Fbibo%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+owl%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2002%2F07%2Fowl%23%3E%0D%0A%0D%0ASELECT+%3Fs+WHERE+ 
> {%0D%0A++++%3Fs+%3Fp+%3Fo+.%0D%0A}+LIMIT 
> +10&output=pdf&jsonp=#results_table
>
> And most information URIs can now be resolved to PDF, but we are  
> sticking to HTML as the default (for now)
> http://data.southampton.ac.uk/products-and-services/FreshFruit.pdf
>
> The full details and rationale are on our data blog
> http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/2011/04/01/pdf-selected-as-interchange-format/E
>
> -- 
> Christopher Gutteridge -- http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/person/1248
>
> You should read the ECS Web Team blog: http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/webteam/
>
>
>
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