[foaf-dev] What is the best way to edit a FOAF profile?

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Wed May 4 13:15:28 CEST 2011

On 4 May 2011 13:09, Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe at geodan.nl> wrote:
> Hello all,
> This is my first message to this list...
> I am just getting started with FOAF, using it as an example of how
> individuals can contribute to the web of Linked Data. I would like to
> persuade the people that I know to publish their profiles. So I am
> trying to find a user friendly way of creating a FOAF  profile and
> updating it.
> As a first step, I use the FOAF-a-Matic. That works nicely, giving me a
> small profile to start with. But then I want to expand it. I want to
> share more information about myself, and link to people I know that also
> have a FOAF profile. That means I need an editor for my FOAF file. I
> have tried Morla, which does a good job of being user friendly. It shows
> the file contents as a table of subject-predicate-object triples. I can
> add the FOAF RDFS to the editor, after which it becomes easy to add or
> change the profile. But I notice a problem with Morla: it introduces
> absolute file paths in the file. By just opening the FOAF file and
> saving it without editing it, Morla has introduced file:/// resources. I
> believe that is undesirable.
> So my question is: Can someone recommend a nice tool for editing FOAF files?

SPARQL 1.1 has insert an update ability.  That's probably the best way.

There's also WebDAV

> Thanks,
> Frans
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