11:55 PM A little history
Have been working some more on the Semantic Web Client. I've started adding some real UI to it. It's not polished yet and it is quite slow at times, but it is finally getting close to doing something useful. I've added a history sidebar that shows a list of all of the resources one has viewed. Double-clicking a history entry opens it in the main content area, modifying the XUL and what RDF it is bound to accordingly.
It now has three datasources, Movies, Word lookup and Mozilla Bookmarks. The image shows some of the items from each in the history sidebar.
Next, I'll get it so one can add any RDF datasource at all, and get it so that links between them properly display the right UI for the right data.
2:52 PM It won't happen again for 1000 years!
Is it just me, or doesn't there seem to be some kind of once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event every year?
4:20 PM RDF Library Updated
I have updated the RDF library in the XUL tutorial. I changed the way that datasources are loaded to make more sense. I also added functions to parse RDF from a string, and to serialize a datasource back to a string again. I also added more examples.
You can now do fun things like output your bookmarks as RDF:
4:46 PM More RDF stuff
I also created a sample using Dan Brickley's Wordnet service which returns word definitions. Here is an image.
The hardest part is coming up with a name for this thing.