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26 July 2003   

 

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I've found an odd error on trying to ping an MT blog: error 1, Need a Source URL (url). But, stupid me! I go to their trackback url in the browser, and I get the same response!
How can we look in the html for "<rdf:RDF" if that's all they're sending back. I deem her trackbacking bust. Bust I tell you! Well, maybe not, still looking.


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Styling RSS Feeds? Yes please!

It's my feed, I'll show you it, how I like. You don't like that? Go away.

And so you should, or look or ask for another type of feed.

I want to dress up some items, and put all sorts of HTML in there, it renders fine, as I test my own dog food in the Radio Aggregator, in NN7. So I release it. Not many read my RSS 2.0 file though, but I do.

"Should people style their RSS feeds? Should news aggregators give users the option to strip styles from posts when they're displayed? What is too much style? If there's an image with a post, it's nice to let that wrap right or left as the author intended, but should you draw the line at font changes?"

To draw the line is to unsubscribe. Do it if it disturbs you IMO.


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RDF Tutorial

"The first section will describe the RDF model, which is its fundamental syntax. The second section will present the semantic aspects of RDF, the concepts and the corresponding vocabulary."

Where am I digging all this RDF stuff up from? Resource Description Framework: Applications and Projects.

Anyway, back to the gripping print out...

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MusicBrainz Metadata Initiative 2.1

"The MusicBrainz Metadata Initiative is designed to create a portable and flexible means of storing and exchanging metadata related to digital audio and video tracks. The MusicBrainz Metadata Initiative is a content description model for audio and video tracks on the Internet."

Everybody's shaking it, all about, yeah, yeah. RDF.

I like the extensions: "such as contributors, roles, lyrics, release dates, remix/cover information, etc."


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Sep 2002: Sjoerd Visscher: RSS2.0 to fancy graph images

"RSS 0.94/2.0 to RDF converter"

Burningbird's description of this: "Mozilla's mbox-to-RDF API proves that you can reap the benefits of RDF (using those 20-odd tools of yours) without recasting the format itself as RDF. Ditto Sjoerd's RSS2-to-RDF XSLT ( http://w3future.com/weblog/2002/09/09.html#a129 ). Those who want RDF can have it, but they should pay the RDF tax (by creating, maintaining, and executing the transformations from the simpler syntaxes that the rest of us want to use, into the RDF that their tools can understand)."

I forget about the translators. Just been reading the SSR background. A simple addition to RSS2.0 to make all sorts of wild and weird data formations, patterns and display. I love ODB scripting at the best of times, but this stuff just takes the biscuit.


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Strawman simpler syntax for RDF

"The major difference between this syntax and RDF 1.0 M&S is that RDF edges correspond to elements, and RDF nodes are implicit. It is basically as the M&S syntax with parseType=resource is a default."

There's some heavy pattern making in here. [Out of the Semantic Web's Tool Box.]


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