Other stores is a good news. Do you have any particular stores in mind or is it going to use SPARQL/UPDATE or something?
I think several people voiced their interest in SMW scaling and incorporating into a more standard chain of tools.

But besides that, I believe that incorporating features already available withing MW instance (through SMW extension) into API is a good idea in general - otherwise people will use screen scraping ;)

        Sergey


On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 8:54 AM, Markus Krötzsch <mak@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:
On Freitag, 14. März 2008, Andreas Wombacher wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I would like to know whether there is somebody now working on an ask
> api. I need such an api and if there is no one working on it  would
> consider doing it myself.
> If you are already working on it, is there maybe a possibility to get a
> pre-view ;-)

We are not directly working on that, but we are progressing with the optional
support for RDF/OWL stores to be used with SMW. And those stores do already
have various APIs that one might use (for querying, webservices based on the
SPARQL query language and result format are usually available).

We also have considered direct support for "remote ask" but did not find time
to do it yet. This would need some idea on how to best encode results of such
a format. Some XML format is used in SPARQL, but they have only at most one
value per "table cell" whereas #ask has a list in each table cell. One could
also make an XML container based on a simple RDF-encoding, or just use some
ad hoc XML as seems useful.

Regards,

Markus
>
> Sergey Chernyshev wrote:
> > No, actually, API is there for a while already, I'm using it on 1.11 and
> > I think it was available even before that.
> > In any case, aiming at older (much older) version of MediaWiki is not a
> > very good idea - SMW itself require MediaWiki 1.11
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Greenman, Ronald (NIH/CIT) [C]
> > <greenmanrb@mail.nih.gov <mailto:greenmanrb@mail.nih.gov>> wrote:
> >
> >     The problem with that API is that extending it cleanly requires
> >     MediaWiki 1.12. However, MediaWiki also has an AJAX framework that's
> >     been around for a lot longer and allows for clean extensions in
> >     older versions (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Ajax). I've
> >     been considering experimenting with this route.
> >
> >     Beecher Greenman
> >     NIH Contractor (SRA)
> >     greenmanrb@mail.nih.gov <mailto:greenmanrb@mail.nih.gov>
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > *From:* Sergey Chernyshev
> >     [mailto:semediawiki-devel@antispam.sergeychernyshev.com
> >     <mailto:semediawiki-devel@antispam.sergeychernyshev.com>]
> >     *Sent:* Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:21 PM
> >     *To:* Andreas Wombacher
> >     *Cc:* semediawiki-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
> >     <mailto:semediawiki-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>
> >     *Subject:* Re: [SMW-devel] semantic wiki query AJAX api
> >
> >     I'm interested in this feature too. Actually I was researching
> >     MediaWiki API (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API) and it seams to be
> >     quite simple to extend for ask query implementation.
> >
> >              Sergey
> >
> >
> >     On Feb 12, 2008 6:45 AM, Andreas Wombacher <a.wombacher@utwente.nl
> >     <mailto:a.wombacher@utwente.nl>> wrote:
> >
> >         Hi,
> >
> >         I am wondering whether there is an API for building richer
> >         clients using
> >         semantic annotations of the wiki via an XML RPC or REST or any
> > other kind of API which copuld be facilitated using AJAX?
> >
> >         best regards
> >         Andreas
> >
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