Following up on the other day’s post on SPARQL and the Simile Timeline, here is another way of putting items on a timeline.
The template makes (optional) use of identifying icons for each feed, which are configured in the Planet
config.ini (don’t forget to add the SPARQL template to the
template_files configuration option as well):
[http://www.wasab.dk/morten/blog/feed/rdf] name = Binary Relations timeline_icon = dull-red-circle.png
Getting this running on a working Planet installation should be as simple as downloading the two templates to the right location, and updating the Planet configuration file (default dull-blue icons will be used if not specificed per feed).
Update: Note that the planet-sparql.srx file needs to be returned by the web server with an XML mime type, preferably
application/sparql-results+xml. If you’re unable to configure your server to make it do that, try renaming the template and file to use
.xml instead of
.srx as the file extension — that should make it return with
application/xml. Thanks to Edward Summers for pointing this out on the Planet developer list.