[foaf-protocols] data.fm now supports multiple authentication methods

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 13:34:10 CEST 2011


Just a quick heads up that may be interesting to some of the folks here

data.fm, which is developed with the help of TimBL's lab at MIT now
supports authentication via WebID, Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo & AOL

For those that are not aware, data.fm is a 100% web standards
compliant, data storage project, aiming to help decouple storage and
applications on the Web.

It utilizes CORS, DAV, JSONP, JSON-LD, SPARQL 1.1, ATOM, RSS, ,content
negotiation, WebAccessControl and the full range of HTTP methods
including PATCH

Request methods
===============

   Read: GET, HEAD, OPTIONS
   Write: PUT, MKCOL, DELETE
   Append: POST
   *Update*:
       JSON PATCH (application/json)
       SPARQL POST (*/sparql-query)


Response types
==============

   Web (index.html, style.css, script.js)
   JSON (Accept */json)
   JSON-P (GET ?callback=)
   SPARQL JSON (GET/POST ?query=)
   RSS (Accept */rss+xml)
   Atom (Accept */atom+xml)


Feel free to give it a try, illustrates some of the more advanced
applications of HTTP, hopefully familiar to some here, and also
principles of good design! :)


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