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Re: RDFa Publishers

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:45:52 -0400
Message-ID: <490AEFF0.1040105@openlinksw.com>
To: Steve Williams <sbw@digg.com>
CC: "public-rdfa@w3.org" <public-rdfa@w3.org>

Steve Williams wrote:
> At 01:22 PM 10/29/2008, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> ... what I am yet to see is a tangible example from the Yahoo! domain 
>> ... is it possible ... a link that will get me data from Digg, via a 
>> Yahoo! domain URL ...
> I have such a URL, but it is only accessible when logged in to the 
> SearchMonkey developer tool.  Here it is:
> http://developer.search.yahoo.com/common/getInput?smid=A95&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdigg.com%2Fodd_stuff%2FI_tied_a_disposable_camera_to_a_bench_with_a_sign_that_read 
> The smid arg identifies a "data service" I have defined in 
> SearchMonkey that basically grabs whatever data is available in the 
> Yahoo! search index for the Digg page identified by the url arg.
> The response is XML document in what Yahoo! calls DataRSS:
> http://developer.yahoo.com/searchmonkey/smguide/datarss_primer.html
> See below for an excerpt of the XML response that shows the Digg RDFa 
> available as a side effect of Yahoo!'s crawl.
> To create a SearchMonkey app, one writes simple PHP to grab the values 
> out of that XML and insert them into an HTML fragment.
> Does that help?
> <adjunct id="com.yahoo.rdf.rdfa" updated="2008-10-30T10:40:43Z" 
> version="1.0">
> <item rel="dc:creator" resource="http://digg.com/users/SorryIGotDrunk"/>
> <item rel="xhtml:search" resource="http://digg.com/opensearch.xml"/>
> <item rel="xhtml:image_src" 
> resource="http://digg.com/odd_stuff/I_tied_a_disposable_camera_to_a_bench_with_a_sign_that_read/p.jpg"/> 
> <item rel="xhtml:license" 
> resource="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/"/>
> <meta property="dc:date">2008-08-29 20:13:32</meta>
> <item rel="dc:source" 
> resource="http://theplug.net/28/strangerphotos.htm"/>
> <meta property="dcterms:abstract">
> Good afternoon, I attached this camera to the bench so you could take 
> pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I'll be back later this evening to 
> pick it up. Love, Jay / The Plug When I retrieved the camera that 
> night, I was happy to find that the entire roll of film had been shot. 
> Below are the photos that were taken.
> </meta>
> <item rel="xhtml:icon" resource="http://digg.com/favicon.ico"/>
> <meta property="dc:title">
> I tied a disposable camera to a bench with a sign that read:
> </meta>
> </adjunct>


This has been helpful in the sense that it's unveiled my blind spot. I 
assumed SearchMonkey was live whereas it isn't :-(  I thought that Yahoo 
was already exposing RDFa, DataRSS etc. to the public from data 
providers plugged into it's data-bus (what SearchMonkey is ultimately 



Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Friday, 31 October 2008 11:57:16 UTC

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