[Geowanking] Better auto-discovery in the Geo-Web through "see” and “see also" links?
sfkeller at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 11:52:27 PDT 2009
Yes, "web of services" sounds good - but connected to the general web.
This is why I'm in favor of not only extending GetCapabilities but also
> 1. extending robots.txt (see )
> 2. extending links/META tags in HTML ()
So I mostly agree with you but are unsure why you don't comment on
proposal 1. and 2.: you agree extending these three "protocols"?
Put yourself into the situation of a so called focussed webcrawler:
How do you guess which link to follow in the general web without these
"see" and "see also" links?
2009/7/23 Sean Gillies <sean.gillies at gmail.com>:
> You're talking about capabilities documents linking to other capabilities
> documents, forming a "web of services"? I think it's probably going to be
> more profitable to exploit one of the bigger, more fertile webs (using HTML
> or RDF), each of which have proven techniques for making your content
> On Jul 23, 2009, at 1:17 AM, Stefan Keller wrote:
>> How about getting better auto-discovery in the Geo-Web?
>> How about more special search engines for geospatial webservices?
>> Approach: Step 1. a focussed crawler is referred to a webservice given
>> a (root) geo-website (“see” link) and step 2. the referrer and/or the
>> geo-webservice indicates one or more "friends" ("see also" link, ).
>> In other words, a porter points to the webservices - which is like a
>> finding needle in the haystack - and he and the found needles point
>> you to other needles!
>> These are the proposals I've collected so far:
>> 1. extending robots.txt (see )
>> 2. extending links/META tags in HTML ()
>> 3. extending (geo-)sitemaps (www.sitemaps.org), and
>> 4. extending GetCapabilities
>> What do you think?
>> Regards, S.
>> P.S. I favor 1,2 and 4. And I know I rather should ask geo-metadata
>> specialists (which I'll do) - but I think this is the right place to
>> start with.
>>  http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/guidelines-friends.htm .
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> Sean Gillies
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> Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
> New York University
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