FOAF-a-matic Mark 2

leighdodds2001 <leigh at l...> leigh at l...
Wed Dec 11 10:55:13 UTC 2002

--- In rdfweb-dev at, Ian Davis <iand at i...> wrote:
> On Wednesday, 11 December 2002 at 10:36, Leigh Dodds wrote:
> >
> > Let me know what you think.
> I like it, although having a web interface was nice...

It should be deployable as an applet as well (although obviously not
all features will be enabled) to hopefully we can have the best of
both worlds.

> Are you adding support for importing information from your friend's
> FOAF to build the knows properties?

Yep. I'll make this clearer in the feature list

> Also, what would publishing to a weblog mean? My imagination is a bit
> limited today :(

Basically just pushing the FOAF file up/downstream to the weblog so
you can use the tool to manage your FOAF description. I had lots of
questions along the lines of "now what do I do" from people using the
original FOAF-a-matic. I wanted to make it easy to publish the file so
they can just add the icon to their template.

Supporting FTP would probably be enough, although I'd hoped that the
Blogger and/or Manila XML-RPC APIs would have allowed this, but they
seem to just support creating posts which doesn't fit in this case.

IIRC Radio Userland has some kind of 'upstreaming' folder so it might
be enough for people to save it there. Need to investigate it a bit
further though.

> > Ian, I've also stolen your FOAF icon for the GUI. I hope
> > thats OK? I liked the 'small faces' theme
> Of course. I ought to add some CC stuff to the page to make it clear
> that they're in the public domain.

Cool, thanks.


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