[Geowanking]RDF help sought
dls2003 at ThereAndThen.org
Mon May 12 10:28:26 PDT 2003
>Would it not be appropriate to simply embed the full RDF into the photo
>rather than having to invent a new URI format for it,
It's not just about photos. Some of it is about all the docs, binary
or not, that you CAN'T go back and change. If you
want to do EXIF-hacking, cool. It's just one little
niche in the docuspace, and it's a nice solution for
It's funny, I'll explain ThereThen addresses to a lay-person,
and they will get it right away. They know it doesn't
solve every problem, but they see that it does
a simple intersection of interesting things (location
and time) pretty well.
I'm getting frustrated at trying to explain it to a more
ivory tower/secret handshake clique. I've asked for
help with RDF. I've asked people like Jo and Tom
Coates to give it a look.
Nothing. No feedback.
I'll forge on. I think I have it pretty well thought out,
and though it would be really nice to have some peer
review, perhaps I am asking way too early. Fine,
demo code it'll be.
>Wouldn't it be better to embed the long lat as a parameter passed to a cgi
>rather than directly in the URL itself?
I don't assume a cgi. I assume something like mod_rewrite,
so that URLs aren't cluttered with obvious arguments (which is
something that affects search engines)
Also, it's not necessarily a query. It's a direct alias
for an existing doc, like going through a symlink in
a filesystem. The server side could certainly take
it to mean "give me the closest thing you have
to this location and time", but that would be
a local implementation (or a fallback strategy, when
there is no direct mapping TT -> original available)
Thanks for your note though - I appreciate at least
getting a direct question.
Daniel L. Smith - Sonoma County, CA - AIM: SonomaDaniel
JavaJoint.com - daniel.org - ThereAndThen.org
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