[foaf-dev] Visualizing FOAF Data

Michael Wechner michael.wechner at wyona.com
Thu Jun 30 10:02:28 CEST 2011

Am 30.06.11 09:54, schrieb Bruce Whealton:
> Hello all,
>           I found this interesting JQuery application that displays 
> the information in a FOAF file nicely in a browser.  I had some 
> problems with it in different browsers.  The application is described 
> here:
> http://foaf-visualizer.org/
>          Interestingly, when I put in the link to my foaf file, the 
> data displayed did not match what is actually in the file now.  I 
> updated my FOAF file and yet I was still seeing older copies of the 
> foaf file.  I could write to the author but I’m curious if anyone else 
> sees what I see or finds different results in different browsers.  I 
> used the version of this for Standalone Usage and so I put this into 
> the address bar of the browser:
> http://foaf-visualizer.org/?uri=http://whealton.info/BruceWhealtonJr/foaf.rdf
> The link to my wife should be:
> http://foaf-visualizer.org/?uri=http://whealton.info/ElnazWhealton/foaf.rdfbut 
> I was seeing her maiden name in the link.  When I put in that link, 
> for my wife, using IE 9, it says it cannot display it.
> It’s just strange.  Though, in Firefox it’s pretty cool.

agreed :-) (btw, I am using FF 5.0)
> Does anyone know of any similar applications?

maybe you want to compare with


or my own profile




> I found some Java tools but they seemed to run only after installing a 
> bunch of things on my computer, which is fine unless you were looking 
> for a way to present things online.
> Also, it seems like it would be a challenge to display any kind of 
> RDF/XML data as you’d have to have CSS styles for every single 
> possible tag that you would use.
> Bruce
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