Piggy-Bank feedback

From: DuCharme, Bob (LNG-CHO) <"DuCharme,>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 11:56:19 -0500

It looks great, and the step-by-step "Have Fun with It" part is very useful.
It's the kind of thing that most free software is sorely lacking as a way to
get to step 2 with the software.
I'm sure the "Developer's Guide" is a big project itself, but just a few
paragraphs there as well will be really helpful. Specifically, while the
User's Guide refers to "semantic information tidbits ... that Piggy-Bank
retrieves from links embedded within the web page you're currently viewing"
and browsing "to a web-page with semantic data," having a little more detail
about what Piggy-Bank looks for and what it does with it will encourage more
people to add such metadata. (Woo-hoo! An app that checks for and does
something with RDF metadata accompanying a web page!)
My guess based on a bit of experimenting: Piggy-Bank looks for link elements
in a web page's head element that have a _at_type value of
"application/rss+xml" or "application/rdf+xml" and loads the triples that it
finds in the resource identified by the _at_href attribute. Does it do anything
with any other attributes of the link element, such as _at_rel and _at_title?
You might want to start a Wiki page or something where people can add URLs
of web pages that have metadata that looks good in Piggy-Bank, and then you
could add that Wiki to the list of three links on the "This webpage contains
no information tidbits that can be saved" default sidebar.
Received on Tue Feb 01 2005 - 16:55:57 EST

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