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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 08:16:28 -0400
Message-ID: <48AAB99C.6010902@openlinksw.com>
To: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3c.org

David Huynh wrote:
> 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.
> David

Okay, will meet you half way for sure.

Ball back in my court, and screencast already assumed :-)



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