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Metalink in RDF

From: Anthony Bryan <anthonybryan@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 14:16:30 -0400
Message-ID: <bb9e09ee0706081116ra51c42ahe755e91db42da635@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

Hi,

This is from a few months back, but I don't think it was mentioned here yet.

Dan Brickley did a Metalink to RDF conversion (files found at
http://download.packages.ro/metalink/testing/ ). Metalink is an XML
format for listing all the ways you can get a file or collection of
files (mirrors, rsync, p2p) along with checksum to repair a file in
case of error, signatures, language, OS/arch, and other metadata. It's
mainly used for large files like ISOs, where errors can be very
frustrating.

Here's a screenshot of a Metalink download in the DownThemAll Firefox
extension (nightly build). What you don't see are all the mirrors and
checksums.
http://code.downthemall.net/maierman/metaselect4.png

More info at
http://www.geospatialsemanticweb.com/2007/03/11/metalink-meets-rdf-and-sparql

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(( Anthony Bryan
  )) Metalink [ http://www.metalinker.org ]
Received on Saturday, 9 June 2007 01:20:29 UTC

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