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

From: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 09:08:26 +0100
Message-ID: <EMEW3|2fdad09593288ac11624037e77aa846en3098X03cjg|ecs.soton.ac.uk|4D9587FA.8030704@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
To: barry.norton@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
CC: "<public-lod@w3.org>" <public-lod@w3.org>
I'll put this onto our todo list, just under "content negotiation on 
Gopher URIs"

Joking aside, we may need to use the open data in pages created in 
SharePoint. A SOAP wrapper for SPARQL may well be the best solution to 

Barry Norton wrote:
> Congratulations on the move to PDF, but shouldn't these resources 
> really be SOAP-resolvable?
> It's so backwards-looking merely to rely on HTTP when there's a whole 
> stack of technologies you could employ here...
> Barry
> On 01/04/2011 09:23, 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

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