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Re: ANN: Sparallax! - Browse sets of things together (now those on ?your SPARQL endpoint)

From: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 01:05:37 +0100
Message-ID: <210271540907271705w6a72ac0es7689b72887f8a6e4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi Kingsely,

we are a bit unsure about your complaint, please clarify,  do you mean
to say that sparallax give that user agent when trying to connect to
an external sparql endpoint?  we tried and got the user agent of the
browser. Not sure how it is important to use a user agent instead of
another when making a request to a sparql endpoint anyway.

In terms of what sparallax is for well i think a pretty interesting
use for Sparallax is that of installing it on the same servers as LOD
datasets and offereing it to the users as way to browse the entire
dataset via textual search and filtering/hopping from set to set.

This as opposed to (on top of) the simple click and browse currently
offered which does nothing but mimiking the normal document web. (its
completely impossible to explain to anyone what the power is).
With sparallax this becomes clear, you can search via text, then
browse, refine link etc.

if you have your sparql endpoint it all comes for free! :-) nothing
else to install but a simple .. Javascript (and a php file, ok)


> Giovanni,
> Please relay the following to whoever performed this port:
> Please unshackle the HTTP URIs of the "Things" mentioned in the page. Giving
> user agents "run scrip []" is simply not what the Web is supposed to be
> about.
> David fixed this glitch in his effort, so please embrace and extend his work
> with more Linked Data compliance, assuming this is a Linked Data oriented
> offering.
> --
> Regards,
> Kingsley Idehen       Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
> President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 00:18:09 UTC

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