[MOBY-l] About Moby central
mikedebo at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 18:36:45 EDT 2007
On 7-Aug-07, at 3:33 PM, Mark Wilkinson wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Aug 2007 15:28:29 -0700, Michael DiBernardo
> <mikedebo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There are a bunch of files that actually store the specific
>> registries and specifications that you speak of. The moby central
>> script essentially provides a programmatic wrapper to those files. If
>> you wanted to, you could parse them directly with Jena or something
>> to extract the same information from them that Central does.
>> For example, the object descriptions are at http://
> Hey Michael!
> That's actually not *quite* true... there are no "files" that store
> the information in the way you suggest above.
> is a CGI script! It is auto-generating the document each time
> based on a database-lookup... but effectively, yes, you can
> retrieve a document from the RESOURCES script that contains the
Well, there you go. Just goes to show you that good abstractions go a
long way to prevent you from worrying about what's actually going on :)
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