Adding visual representations of our structured XML content

Murray Stokely murray at stokely.org
Mon Apr 21 21:15:17 UTC 2008


Yes, that would also allow us to submit the sitemap to search engines
through the google sitemaps api and have more control over when the
content on www.freebsd.org is updated in their indices.

        - Murray

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Gabor Kovesdan <gabor at kovesdan.org> wrote:
> Murray Stokely escribió:
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> > There is a lot of low hanging fruit with the XML content that we could
> > be presenting on the website.  For example,
> >
> > * The events.xml file includes a <location> tag for each entry, and we
> > could provide a map representation of upcoming events, or show how the
> > distribution of FreeBSD-related events looks like on a map each year
> > and how it has changed over time. (I added a basic map of upcoming and
> > past events at the top of http://www.freebsd.org/events/events.html
> > today).
> >
> > * The usergroups.xml file could be cleaned up to include more precise
> > location information, then heatmaps of current usergroup activity, or
> > graphs of active usergroups by continent or country over time could be
> > plotted.
> >
> > * New committer and release announcement information from news.xml
> > could be annotated more specifically and then plotted as a graph
> > showing the rate of these activities over the last N years.
> >
> > Of course just because we can do something doesn't mean we should, but
> > I do think for things with a geographical component like usergroups a
> > map is a natural complement to a huge list with hundreds of entries.
> > There are also a number of places where we could be presenting more
> > interesting data in a purely text form, and I think at the very least
> > a lot of this data would be interesting to see for those interested in
> > metrics about the health of the FreeBSD community.
> >
> > Thoughts on adding maps for upcoming events and usergroups to the web
> > pages?  Any objections to this?
> >
> >           - Murray
> >
> >
>  I would add another idea about structurizing our content: XMLify sitemap
>  and the index site. I have started something like this, but sincerely
>  speaking I don't know how to terminate it, my XSLT knowledge is
>  insufficient yet.
>
>  --
>  Gabor Kovesdan
>
>  EMAIL: gabor at FreeBSD.org
>  WWW:   http://www.kovesdan.org
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