Version 8 (modified by sauermann, 15 years ago) (diff)


Open Issues in Aperture

should throw a "NotFoundException" if the element does not exist. That is a fallback: if the element was moved, the calling gui that uses DataOpener could then search for the new location of the element and suggest a new location. The new URI could then work better.

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Add rdfs:label to everything

see that every resource has an rdfs:label, additionally to dc:title, etc

Relate DataOpeners to DataSources

At the end, the dataopeners are tightly knit to datasources, not to URI-scheme. The method DataOpenerRegistry.get(String urischeme) is not good.

As we have the uri scheme "gnowsis://" quite often for Outlook, Thunderbird, some other stuff.

Still, opening by URI scheme is a good fallback when I have a resource at hand from which i know only URI (and not the originating datasource) so I would keep it as fallback.


  • Add a new method to DataSource - getDataOpener which returns an instance of DataOpener (or uses the DataOpenerRegistry internally, when not defining own DataOpeners).

This blocks:

use reusable web-guis to configure datasources, reusable crawlers, reusable registry

both gnowsis, autofocus and possible aduna metadata server need guis to configure the datasources (restrictions, passwords, setting and enableing datasources).

  • we could say that datasource config is done using servlets - then it is easier to reuse
  • we could use the same crawler / registration classes in Nepomuk, Autofocus, and AMS(what is ApertureCrawler and ApertureDataSourceRegistry in gnowsis)

Vocabulary: use DC instead of data

We are using many properties of Dublic Core, but redefining them. For compabilities sake, we should inlcude the real DC vocabularies right from the start, and not use our own uris.


remove the "init" target, everything in there can be top-level.

  • simplifies the ant file.

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