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Re: Open source release of "Stralo", a new Linked Data platform

From: Bram Biesbrouck <bram.biesbrouck@reinvention.be>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:52:13 +0200
Message-ID: <CAMiV4rkMc_8uaow1vGAtv0xU_nLOpwa=O7z4GDRDQHA5cJ14Ag@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jean-Marc Vanel <jeanmarc.vanel@gmail.com>
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
> Hi Bram
>
> I started  Stralo from the shell ,
> and filled my first page.
>
> I fail to see the LOD aspect .
> Where are the triples ?
> Can I display a public FOAF profile in Stralo ?
> How could one implement, for instance, a contact management in Stralo ?
>

Hehe, actually that's the whole point (and strength) of Stralo: the user is
never confronted with triples.
>From the beginning, we wanted to make a Linked Data system that's
transparent to the user because most people don't really understand RDF.
That's why we totally hid it away behind a user friendly drag-and-drop
interface.

All data is stored in RDFa tags (in between the HTML), so actually every
page you make is a collection of triples. If you want to see the triples,
go to the folder where you launched Stralo, go to "storage/pages/data/" and
find the "meta folder" of the page you created (the shadow-folder that
begins with a dot). In that folder, open this file:
"proxy/application/n-triples/blocks-core_rdf.nt"
There you will find the triples.

As for your question: yes, that's totally possible. As you probably saw
when creating the first page, Stralo is build around a concept of "blocks".
And adding your own type of block is how you extend it. So implementing
what you want is as simple as adding a FOAF-block implementation.

As an example, take a look at the Fact-block. That's where RDF hits the
User Interface the closest.

b.
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