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Mozilla XUL <-> Squish thing workie (fwd)

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 14:20:28 -0500 (EST)
To: <mozilla-rdf@mozilla.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0211031412130.12319-100000@tux.w3.org>


A quick work-in-progress from a recent plane flight...

Idea is to make a little Ruby library for generating XUL templates given
an RDF query in one of the various RDF query languages (Squish in this
case).

I don't expect this to make much sense to people who're not familiar with
either Mozilla XUL templates or Squish/rdfdb/rdql/dql approaches to RDF
query.

But you never know, so I thought I'd send forward my quick scribbles to
these lists... If it doesn't make sense, forget your saw this message. I
don't expect to get time to hack much more on this in next few weeks, so
shipping what I've done makes sense.

Basic idea is to show how Mozilla is in effect an RDF query
implementation, and to explore interop between that effort and other work
in the RDF/SemWeb developer community...

Dan

see also: http://www.mozilla.org/docs/xul/xulnotes/template-bindings.html
for b/g on Mozilla's XUL Template system.


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Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 14:09:58 -0500 (EST)
From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
To: libby.miller@bris.ac.uk, eric@w3.org, Damian Steer <D.M.Steer@lse.ac.uk>
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Subject: Mozilla XUL <-> Squish thing workie
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http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/200209/xul/simple/

squish2xul.rb > _simple.xul

...generates XUL that Mozilla's happy with and displays in a pretty table
 widget.

Code snippet below. Is almost useful, except I don't explain anywhere the
role that several things play w.r.t. XUL (see comments in code).

Dan



  query = SquishQuery.new().parseFromText <<EOQ
   SELECT ?uri, ?bugs, ?bug,
   WHERE	(b::bugs ?uri ?bugs)
  		(rdfs::member ?bugs ?bug)
		(b::id ?bug ?id)
		(b::component ?bug ?component)
		(rss::title ?bug ?rsst)
 USING 	 	b FOR http://www.bugzilla.org/rdf#
	rss FOR http://purl.org/rss/1.0/
 	rdfs FOR http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#

EOQ


  xul = XULData.new
  xul.src_data = 'http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/duplicates.cgi' #what is
this?

  xul.columns = [
              {'id'=>'id', 'label'=>'ID'},
              {'id'=>'component', 'label'=>'Component Name'},
              {'id'=>'rsst', 'label'=>'Title'},
             ]
  xul.root='?uri'
  xul.itemvar='?bug' 		# what do these do?

  top = xul.wrapper
  tree = xul.toXULTree query
  window = top + tree + "\n</window>\n\n"
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