[announcement] Piggy Bank 2.1.1 Released

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom_at_mit.edu>
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 22:34:20 -0500

The Simile Dev team is pleased to announce the availability of Piggy
Bank 2.1.1.

As usual, get it from


No functionality was added during this minor release but several
important bugs were fixed:

  1) now Piggy Bank is able to support all charsets in Unicode 3 and
uses UTF-8 as the standard content encoding, this fixes all the char
encoding issues that were reported.

  2) because of mismatch between n3 and turtle syntaxes, Piggy Bank now
uses RDF/XML by default to communicate to the banks.

  3) fixed some escaping problems with URIs and literals containing
ampersands (&) that caused firefox to trigger HTML parsing violations
that caused problems without giving user feedback.

NOTE: there are still issues with URIs that contain ' (single quote) and
" (double quote). No easy and definitive fix was found, as this touches
deeply the way Longwell operates. For now, easiest workaround is to
avoid using ' and " in URIs.

  4) Removed the "Persist" button that caused confusion. Now you can
"save" an item locally or "publish" it a remote bank. "Persist" (that
has been renamed "Deposit") might come back once we implement
authentication and isolation features inside Semantic Bank.

  5) When a collected item is saved, more prominent (colored) feedback
is given.

Enjoy and see you at Galway next week for ISWC 2005.

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
Received on Sun Nov 06 2005 - 03:28:36 EST

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