Archive for September, 2002

Bring out your RSS 1.0!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2002

Praise Murphy, it looks like the gathering, parsing, and storing part of my RDF in RSS project is working. Now, I need your help feeding it. So far, I’m getting: […]

Using FOAF relationships

Sunday, September 22nd, 2002

An example worth a thousand words : Eric Vitiello’s FOAF file. Of course, I can’t just leave it at that. Couple of things of note at first glance: The repetition of <foaf:knows> after the various <rel:friendOf> etc., illustrating the current state of schema use: you can create a new element in your own namespace, and […]

Dive into anonymous nodes

Saturday, September 21st, 2002

Mark is looking at Friend Of A Friend. That’s good. Mark’s parsing his FOAF. That’s not so good, since in my limited experience anonymous nodes aren’t the easiest thing to grasp, and FOAF is all anonymous nodes. RDF is just sets of statements consisting of subject-predicate-object (or, in the form I can understand, thing-property-value), but […]

Aggregator numbers

Saturday, September 21st, 2002

<update> Substantially rewritten, once Adam explained what I was missing.</update> I mostly avoid my stats beyond a quick glance at referrers, but Mark and Dorothea are both talking about aggregator preference among their readers, so I thought I’d take a look. I wasn’t quite sure how to manage Mark’s “requests from unique IPs” (which is […]

Recent comments RSS 1.0 template

Friday, September 20th, 2002

Since there seems to be a bit of buzz about RSS feeds of comments today (even though it’s so last January), I thought I’d throw together an RSS 1.0 comment feed template to go with my (well, mostly Bill Kearney’s) RSS 0.91 template. Along the way, I added a plugin, since you can’t get at […]

A little RSS bright spot

Wednesday, September 18th, 2002

Amidst all the backbiting, frontbiting, bile-spewing nonsense surrounding RSS these days, I’m inordinately pleased to see that dates in RSS 2.0 “conform to the Date and Time Specification of RFC 822, with the exception that the year may be expressed with two characters or four characters (four preferred).” Why? Because it was my minor quibble. […]

Parabola’s daughter

Tuesday, September 17th, 2002

Since I requested the screenshot, I should certainly point to EspressoBlog, Phil Ulrich’s new OSX bloggerAPI/metaWeblogAPI client. Yet another reason to want a Mac. (Parabola’s daughter? Phil did the first weblog API client I ever used, way back when, named Parabola. Still listed as the only bloggerAPI PHP glue at, despite having been an […]

Guess I’ll be irrelevant

Thursday, September 12th, 2002

Ben Hammersley : “The W3C today released a new draft of the Core RDF concepts document. Essential reading for anyone who wants to claim to talk about RSS 1.0 with any authority or relevance.” RDF Concepts and Abstract Data Model : “Model-theoretic semantics assumes that a language refers to a ‘world’, and describes the minimal […]

RDF: As simple?

Thursday, September 12th, 2002

Shelley Powers : “RDF: As simple as A, B, C.” Ziv Caspi : “RDF: As simple as X, M, L.” Phil Ringnalda : Ow, my head!


Thursday, September 12th, 2002

Mr. Nosuch : “The wedding is this Saturday. […] Maybe I can find a wedding bib.”