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Re: xsdb AJAX examples, code, documentation available

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 13:26:14 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0602080426p6fc0ac47wd34e0b44231f0c89@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic_web@googlegroups.com
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>

[reply cc'd semantic-web@w3.org - original post below]

Hi Aaron,

The xsdb setup is very interesting, and the Ajax bits cool (naturally ;-)
But on this statement:

"XSDB is to DATA as HTML is to DOCUMENT"

If that is the case, where are the URIs? Sorry if sounds a little
antagonistic, but it seems to me (based on a quick skim of the docs)
that although you've got a flexible, XML-friendly, relational-like
model, like traditional relational DBs it's currently lacking
fine-grained web hooks.

By allowing entities and relationships to be identified with URIs,
xsdb could be a fully (Semantic) Web-friendly system.

I'm only guessing, but I would imagine that the addition of a URI
datatype for 'public' object and attribute names (retaining
string-based IDs for local IDs as needed, i.e. mirroring RDF bnodes)
would be all that is required.


On 2/7/06, aaronwmail-usenet@yahoo.com <aaronwmail-usenet@yahoo.com> wrote:
> xFeed AJAX semantic data publication example code with
> docs is available:
> See http://xsdb.sourceforge.net/xFeed.html for docs.
> See http://www.xFeedMe.com for live demos.
> See http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93603 to
> download.
> [Most of the package size consists of example data used in
> the example configurations.]
> The xFeed subset of the
> xsdb package provides a methodology which makes it easy to
> implement "type ahead suggest" drop down selections using
> large or small data sets in web pages.
> AJAX (asynchronous javascript with XML) is a hybrid methodology
> which implements advanced highly usable interfaces in web pages.
> AJAX enabled pages use features of XML, javascript, HTML, and
> server side data or software.
> The xFeed completion functionality
> can use a static xml data files for small data sets or it can use live
> server software provided with the package for any size
> data sets.
> The package is open source and freely available for use and
> modification by anyone.   Have fun!  Thanks!
>    -- Aaron Watters
> ===
> I'm bad.  -- Michael Jackson


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