RDF Forms

By | 2003/09/15

I’m pleased to announce the release of the first draft of RDF Forms. This is the first usable specification to emerge from some ideas that have been floating around in my head for a couple of years (in various guises). It looks brain-dead simple now, so I think (hope?!) that means that I probably got it right.

As an example of an RDF Form, here’s a query (aka GET) based one for the “Top downloads” service of Mark’s RESTful MS Web services front end;

<rf:Indexable xmlns:rf="http://www.markbaker.ca/2003/rdfforms/"
               xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
               rdf:about="http://www.diveintomark.org/msweb/TopDownloads">
  <rf:indexedBy rdf:resource="http://diveintomark.org/msweb/?WSDL#topType" rf:shortName="topType"/>
  <rf:indexedBy rdf:resource="http://diveintomark.org/msweb/?WSDL#topN" rf:shortName="topN"/>
  <rf:indexedBy rdf:resource="http://diveintomark.org/msweb/?WSDL#cultureID" rf:shortName="cultureID"/>
</rf:Indexable>

Thanks to Jan Algermissen and Aaron Swartz for their help (though Aaron didn’t know he was helping on this when he answered a question for me 8-).

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