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Re: Fuzz - a Firefox RDFa extension for Add-on developers

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 04:58:38 +0000
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: RDFa list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C5E62FFE.2E3A%michael.hausenblas@deri.org>


Sounds great! As soon as the Leopard version is available I'll give it a try


Dr. Michael Hausenblas
DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Lower Dangan,
Galway, Ireland, Europe
Tel. +353 91 495730

> From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:53:17 -0400
> To: RDFa list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
> Subject: Fuzz - a Firefox RDFa extension for Add-on developers
> Resent-From: RDFa list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 04:53:55 +0000
> Why might you care about Fuzz?
> The Fuzz Firefox extension detects and packages RDFa triples into a
> format that is easily consumable by any Firefox Add-on. This means that
> Firefox extension developers no longer need to know anything about
> parsing or processing RDFa, but can instead add RDFa smarts to their
> Firefox Add-on with a couple of simple lines of Javascript.
> http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/fuzz/trac/wiki
> Creating your own Fuzz-based Firefox Add-on:
> The really nice thing about Fuzz is that it contains a small Fuzz
> Extension example that you can use to create your own cross-platform
> RDFa-based Firefox 3 extensions. You don't need to know anything about
> the intricacies of parsing RDFa to write a Fuzz-based Firefox 3
> extension. In fact, the complete Fuzz Example Extension is less than 500
> lines of Javascript code, including all of the UI files.
> The best part is that you can just modify and re-deploy the Fuzz Example
> Extension in a matter of minutes because the build script and skeleton
> code has already been written for you. Just clone the git repository, go
> into the fuzz-example-extension directory, and run make. The plug-in
> will be automatically built for you.
> If you want to see what Fuzz Extension code looks like, check out the
> fuzz_example.js[1] file in the GIT repository. You can also try out the
> example extension by installing the Fuzz Add-On[2] and then installing
> the Fuzz Example Extension[3].
> Currently, I've only got Linux support built but hope to have Mac OS X
> and Windows support within 3 weeks. I just need to find time to do the
> builds on those targets. This is alpha quality software, don't be
> surprised if it burns your house down.
> As always, feedback, comments, gripes and improvements are very welcome.
> No name calling - I am but a gentle flower, ready to wither at the first
> affront to my delicate sensibilities. =P
> -- manu
> [1]http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/fuzz/trac/browser/fuzz-example-extension/exte
> nsion/chrome/fuzz-example/content/fuzz_example.js
> [2]http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/fuzz/downloads/
> [3]http://rdfa.digitalbazaar.com/fuzz/downloads/fuzz-example.xpi
> -- 
> Manu Sporny
> President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: Absorbing Costs Considered Harmful
> http://blog.digitalbazaar.com/2009/02/27/absorbing-costs-harmful
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