[linux-audio-user] Re: sound & midi applications page, was Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Mon Feb 2 09:36:02 EST 2004

On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 09:08:05AM +0000, Steve Harris wrote:
> The URIs do not have to be resolvable. Thier just unique-ish identifiers.
> The fact that they sometimes look like URLs is a pain. I think thier
> should have been a 'namespace:' URI prefix, but its a bit late now.
> So to answer your question, dont update your URIs.

ok. I have to say that's pretty damn weird.
> Providing RDF data representing the things in the site is the most
> important, but I now find it easier to to run sites off RDF because the
> site code tends to depend less on the data than with SQL. I guess it
> depends how much SQL youve done

near zero

> and wether you are willing to change.

I do web development with Zope. My site code never depends on
the data store :-)

> > AFAICT the advantages lie with the former.  Could you give an 
> > example of such a third-party app?  I'm not really coming up with 
> > compelling use cases.
> OK, take the LAD conference website. They might want to include a short
> bio of each presenter - they can take all the project related data from
> <insert name of new site> and add a few paras of text. After the event has
> run they could publish photos on the website and mark up whos shown in
> each photo, and publish the photo and bio stuff (against the same URIs),
> the original site can then load this new stuff into thier KB and suddenly
> you have a whole load of new data. Its like data for free.
> You /can/ do all this stuff by web-scraping HTML into your internal
> database format and resyncing with the source site every week, but who
> would bother?
> As an example, look at my entry on works KB:
> http://triplestore.aktors.org/browse/?resource=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ecs.soton.ac.uk%2Finfo%2F%23person-00384
> I hardly wrote any of that, most of it came from other sources, eg.
> someones online photo album and random databases published as RDF, click
> "show sources" (top right) to see where it all came from.

That is pretty interesting.
I hadn't considered that *I* might be the 3rd party :-)


Paul Winkler
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