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RDF Browser

RDF Browser is a Firefox Add-on that requests RDF files and renders RDF files as Turtle documents with clickable links.

Current version: 1.0.1
Release date: Oct 22, 2019

Installation

Installing from the Firefox Add-ons Website

The easiest way to add the Add-on to your Firefox browser is to install it directly from the Firefox Add-ons Website:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/rdf-browser

If the Add-on was successfully installed, documents such as the following should be rendered as a clickable Turtle document:

Installing from Sources

To install the Add-on directly from sources, clone this repository and follow the instructions on the following page:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Temporary_Installation_in_Firefox

Short Summary:

  • Go to about:debugging
  • Click This Firefox
  • Click Load Temporary Add-On
  • Select the manifest.json file from the plugin directory

User Advice

  • To change the display style (monospace font vs. HTML-like view), select Page Style in the View menu
  • To see the raw format of any rendered RDF file, right click and select View Page Source

Build

To build the project, run the following:

$ npm install -g browserify # if not already available
$ npm install
$ npm run browserify

Changelog

Version 1.0.1

  • Bug fixes concerning blank node and prefix labeling
  • Inclusion of popular prefixes in output
  • Prevention of XHR interference and content-length limit (10 MB)
  • Refactoring of triplestore for performance increase

Known issues

  • The plugin does not make use of the browser cache for storing RDF files.
  • The rendering does not stop when the browser is navigated to a different page.
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