August 26, 2008
I finally finished a first draft of the next round of revisions to the SWORD spec. Discussion will take place on the SWORD-APP sourceforge mailing list.
The profile has changed a little, a few changes to make it more AtomPub compatible, and a couple of new elements, including a proposed mechanism for nesting SWORD services. SWORD 1.3 servers will be back compatible as SWORD 1.2 level 1 servers, and SWORD 1.2 level 1 servers are forward compatible. The spec itself is substantially restructured in order to make it clearer what SWORD does, and how you might use it.
August 21, 2008
I would have posted this sooner, but I’ve been on holiday, hike/snorkeling in Galway. Just before I went away, Andrew Walkingshaw and I put together an entry for the ORE challenge along the lines I blogged earlier. A brief description from our entry e-mail: -
- The code uses the jQuery library for all of its DOM manipulation, AJAX and event handling. jQuery is awesome.
- Pulling data from the Oxford Research Archive made this much, much easier. Thanks to Oxford Uni Library, and especially to Ben O’Steen for getting running such a cutting edge production system. We’ll owe him a couple of drinks if we win
And the screencast demonstrating PeekORE that accompanied it: -
If anyone wants the PeekORE code let me know. It’s a bit rough and ready, but the basics are in place for making it generally usable and robust.