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Re: One Last Thing: freebase parallax: user interface for browsing graphs of data

From: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 01:28:39 -0700
Message-ID: <48AA8437.4090704@alum.mit.edu>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3c.org

Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> David,
> In the "nice to have" bucket, is is possible for you to use <link 
> rel="dc:source" title="Data Sources" type="application/< [atom+xml] | 
> [rss+xml] | [rdf+xml] >" href="<feed-information-resource-url>" /> to 
> expose the list of Freebase URLs in you pages. Thus, a list of all 
> URLs (once all "javascript:{}" have been replaced).
> Example:
> http://mqlx.com/~david/parallax/browse.html?type=%2Fgovernment%2Fus_president 
> Has URLs (instead of: "javascript:{}") for each page about a 
> President, but this isn't the case re. "Filter Results" DIV.  Ideally, 
> all the Freebase URLs could be exposed via a Feed which lists all the 
> URLs (as per the <link / > suggestion above, with dc:source as the DC 
> term for data sources).
> So one last thing, which cannot be expensive to implement since you 
> are simply substituting a few more "javascript:{}" for URLs and the 
> listing them is a data sources collection resource (using Atom, RSS 
> 2.0, or RSS 1.0 or even OPML).
> When all of this is in place, I will then have multiple points from 
> which to launch a SPARQL Query without the user writing a line of 
> SPARQL or seeing anyting to do with RDF. They will simply feel the 
> FORCE of the Linked Data :-)
It's actually not trivial to add that <link rel="dc:source" /> as 
Parallax is a dynamic mostly client-side application that has only one 
URL, unless you explicitly ask for permanent links. It's like Google Maps.

So, ball is in your court again. :-) There are plenty of proper web 
links now to work with. Let's see some force :-) It'd be nice to have a 
screencast of that, too, so it's easy to follow and forward.

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