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Re: Fuzzbot - A Semantic Web Processor for Firefox

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:02:33 +0100
Message-ID: <47DF8529.8010006@w3.org>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
wow...

Manu, do you plan, eventually, to produce a windows version?

I.

Manu Sporny wrote:
> Here's the first native C RDFa implementation in a web browser that I
> know of:
> 
> http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/fuzzbot/
> 
> Fuzzbot is a native Firefox plug-in using librdfa for the back-end
> processing. The HTML/XHTML document is retrieved using Firefox,
> serialized to XML using Javascript, passed to librdfa via XPCOM, which
> generates triples. The triples are "streamed" to the Javascript engine
> using a C++ to Javascript XPCOM callback and finally displayed in the
> Firefox UI:
> 
> http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/fuzzbot/index.html#screenshots
> 
> You can get the 50KB plug-in (which includes the librdfa parser, XPCOM
> components, all javascript and images) for Linux from here:
> 
> http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/fuzzbot/download/
> 
> Code can be retrieved via git:
> 
> git clone http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/fuzzbot.git
> 
> NOTE:
> 
> - This is VERY preliminary - only 3 days of development have gone into
> it - bugs abound - use at your own risk.
> - The UI is atrocious.
> - Windows/Mac OS X support is planned.
> 
> USAGE:
> 
> 1. Install the plug-in if you have Linux.
> 2. Click on the Fuzzbot icon (little gray sphere) in the status bar to
> view any RDFa triples in the page.
> 
> BUGS:
> 
> - The system can only handle around 375 triples per second (roughly 1MB
> of XHTML per second) at the moment due to a weird memory allocation bug.
> - The Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 license page locks
> the parser and consequently, the browser :P.
> 
> -- manu
> 

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