There is no Scutter spec.
But if there were one, it might look a bit like this.
See also Mark Pilgrim's article on Atom aggregator behaviour; many of the issues are the same for FOAF aggregators.
Author: DanBri Date: Feb 2003
Status of this Document
This is a rough draft. The intended audience at this stage is probably interested RDF and XML developers who have a reasonable understanding of RDF, and want to put some tools into practical use as a way of gaining more experience. Future revisions might pre-suppose less background knowledge. Several parts of this document are incomplete, having missing urls, etc., but enough is here to be useful as a basic overview.
What is a Scutter?
What is a Scutter Plan?
An ScutterPlan is an RDF file that lists RDF documents as a starting point.
This bit is still in draft, see #rdfig chat from 2003-02-10 for context.
Cacheing etc: like any Web indexing effort, a well-written Scutter should implement cacheing using the relevant HTTP machinery. (details? update rate? If-Modified-Since headers, etags, etc. OptimalScuttering )
robots.txt: scutters should observe the Robot exclusion protocol.
Sample scutterplans: see [DataSources].
A vocabulary for scutter metadata: See [ScutterVocab].
Strategies for focused, subject-oriented and/or limited but open scuttering: See [ScutterStrategies].
b/g on ETags and Robots.txt
* The Peril Of Using ETags In A Cluster (more for server-side really, but interesting). * example perl script using etags
* Scutter HOWTO / developer roadmap * Aggregation strategies ('smushing') * ayf - 'all your foaf', a very basic scutter in Perl and rewritten in Ruby * Ruby scutter, an earlier Ruby scutter that can store data in SQL databases * Scutter HOWTO / Spanish version * hackscutter, experimental RDF crawler based on Jena2 Where this file is??? * ... more links here please
This page knows about the following RDF indexing tools.
* danbri's vapourware ruby scutter (/usr/bin/webdata in ESW:RubyRdf) * mattb's Java scutter hackscutter-0.1.tar.gz * KjetilK's Perl RDF::Scutter. * eikeon's? * libby's? * jim's? * Zool's AYF.pm - see the AYF.pm AYF Perl module documentation for more details.
In general, answer questions in a FAQ- don't just link to an answer somewhere.
If we wanted to see disconnected documents all over the place, we'd just use Google. ;)
-- LionKimbro2 DateTime(2004-06-23T05:50:37Z)