Weblogs: Semantic Web Links
A Self-healing Web -- Tom Croucher, who occupies the desk behind me at work, talks about one of his pet ideas: a method of websites informing referrers of broken or moved links. It helps tidy up the problem of broken links - we already tell the visitor, but not the site where the broken link actually resides. I'm intruiged by the idea.
Microsummaries -- 'Microsummaries are regularly-updated succinct summaries of web pages. They are compact enough to fit in the space available to a bookmark label, provide more useful information about pages than static page titles, and are regularly updated as new information becomes available.'
Son of live bookmarks -- Microsummaries - an intruiging idea of a customisable / regularly updateable title for a bookmark. The use case is keeping track of the price of an ebay auction by bookmarking the page - and the bookmark title is customised to pick up the current price at regular intervals.
Manipulating XML at the command line with xmlstarlet -- CLI query, select and manipulation with xmlstartlet. Is it comparable to xsh?
Web directories with XOXO and XSL -- Les Orchard brings together a few bits of HTML and microformats as complete replacements or better specified alternatives to OPML for directories. Interesting to note the rel of subsection in the HTML specification.
XSH - XML Editing Shell -- ' XSH is a powerfull command-line tool for querying, processing and editing XML documents. It features a shell-like interface with auto-completion for comfortable interactive work, but can be as well used for off-line (batch) processing of XML data. XSH m
Wikipedia: Representational State Transfer -- A must-read before implementing web-based services. After that, try Roy Fielding's original dissertation
Ten Favorite XForms Engines -- The open source Chiba looks interesting.
Steve Levy, Dave Sifry, and NZ Bear: You are hurting us -- 'I asked earlier whether blogrolls and popularity lists cause more harm than good. I think the answer is, a resounding, Yes!' - Shelley spot on again
AutoLink: a hypothetical conversation with a FireFox developer -- 'but my worst fear is that my readers won't listen to me and just do what they want, anyway.' - 'hehe nicely put'
My Content-Altering Experience -- 'Whether publishers like it or not, every one of our Web documents arrives at the browser with its own API [DOM] that invites alteration by code.'
Google Toolbar: like a beloved butler, and a great way to support your favorite authors -- ' Plenty of Cowbell asks whether I like the sight of an ISBN corresponding to one of my books being rewritten. My answer: Hell ya!'
Raising my flag in the AutoLink camp -- 'We're talking about an action taken on my behalf by my user agent using whatever means I determine I want to use.'
A response to Dave Winer about Google AutoLink -- 'But, as Cory said, what makes them harmful is not content modification, it's fraud.'
Why you should love Google's toolbar -- 'It's not a service I'd use, but I believe that it's the kind of service that is vital to the Web's health.'
Google's Autolink Feature Bad For People Who Publish On The Web? -- 'But again, why should a website author be able to prevent a person viewing the website from utilizing a feature that simply provides a short cut?'
What about the Users? -- 'Web content is easy to modify by its very nature, and that's not going to change... it shouldn't change. Users have a right to see your content as they want to see it... and if you don't like that, take it to a different medium.'
ROTFLMAO at Google Toolbar Attacks -- 'I thought I was enhancing my experience and tailoring the web to work the way I'd prefer. Instead, I was walking down the slippery slope of Big Brother control of the web. If that plug-in can insert a graphic after a PDF, for example, what's to stop it f
Cheap eats at the Semantic Web Cafe -- A thoughtful analysis of Technorati tags, strengths and weaknesses of social metadata
What Do Tags Mean? -- Tim Bray on ways to implement technorati tags using link and dc:subject
Google Desktop Search -- link summary of yesterdays discussions
The XML Litmus Test: Understanding when and why to use XML -- '1. there is a need to interoperate across multiple software platforms'
Making a better open source CMS -- installation, getting started, task based, separate, linear
Matt May: WWW 2004 keynote: Tim Berners-Lee -- .mobi breaks the web, Semantic Web is still the open answer
google.public.support.general FAQ -- comprehensive looking guide to Google and your browser
Veen: Why Content Management Fails -- Content management is a process issue, not a technological problem