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26 January 2005

GRDDL on the desktop

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While it’s fun to be able to play with GRDDL on the Web, what I would really love to see is desktop applications using GRDDL to integrate with the Web; some random ideas:

  • get Evolution to be able to subscribe to an HTML page to import contacts from it; this would suppose: getting Evolution to understand an RDF contacts vocabulary (e.g. SWAD contact or FOAF), and then to get it to understand GRDDL – either with the full URI dereferencing/XSLT processing, or simply with a few well-known HTML profiles to encode it- maybe Chandler would be a better application to target?
  • get Beagle to get new properties from Web pages when used with the Firefox extension
  • get a feedreader to read HTML pages and extract RSS feed using GRDDL
  • get a music player to read a Musicbrainz playlist from a Web page

With more and more projects starting to use Semantic Web or Semantic Web-like technologies for the desktop, getting GRDDL in there would simply allow a wider Web to carry the semantics.

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Picture of Dominique Hazael-MassieuxDominique Hazaël-Massieux ( is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Staff; his interests cover a number of Web technologies, as well as the usage of open source software in a distributed work environment.