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

From: Monika Solanki <m.solanki@mcs.le.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 09:57:47 +0100
Message-ID: <4D95938B.8050208@mcs.le.ac.uk>
To: "<public-lod@w3.org>" <public-lod@w3.org>
Excellent initiative! Hopefully you will get many followers and
hopefully we get to see the LPD (Linked PDF data) cloud by 1st April
2012 :-) . This will hopefully replace the current LOD.


On 01/04/11 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:

 > 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

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