Linked Data Content Negotiation for Sinatra Applications

This is a Sinatra extension that provides Linked Data content negotiation for Sinatra applications.

Features

Examples

Adding Linked Data content negotiation to a classic Sinatra application

#!/usr/bin/env ruby -rubygems
require 'sinatra'
require 'sinatra/linkeddata'

get '/hello' do
  RDF::Graph.new do |graph|
    graph << [RDF::Node.new, RDF::DC.title, "Hello, world!"]
  end
end

Adding Linked Data content negotiation to a modular Sinatra application

#!/usr/bin/env ruby -rubygems
require 'sinatra/base'
require 'sinatra/linkeddata'

module My
  class Application < Sinatra::Base
    register Sinatra::LinkedData

    get '/hello' do
      RDF::Graph.new do |graph|
        graph << [RDF::Node.new, RDF::DC.title, "Hello, world!"]
      end
    end
  end
end

My::Application.run! :host => '127.0.0.1', :port => 4567

Adding Linked Data content negotiation to a Rackup application

#!/usr/bin/env rackup
require 'sinatra/base'
require 'sinatra/linkeddata'

module My
  class Application < Sinatra::Base
    register Sinatra::LinkedData

    get '/hello' do
      RDF::Graph.new do |graph|
        graph << [RDF::Node.new, RDF::DC.title, "Hello, world!"]
      end
    end
  end
end

run My::Application

Testing Linked Data content negotiation using rackup and curl

$ rackup doc/examples/config.ru

$ curl -iH "Accept: text/plain" http://localhost:9292/hello
$ curl -iH "Accept: text/turtle" http://localhost:9292/hello
$ curl -iH "Accept: application/rdf+xml" http://localhost:9292/hello
$ curl -iH "Accept: application/json" http://localhost:9292/hello
$ curl -iH "Accept: application/trix" http://localhost:9292/hello
$ curl -iH "Accept: */*" http://localhost:9292/hello

Description

Sinatra::LinkedData is a thin Sinatra-specific wrapper around the Rack::LinkedData middleware, which implements Linked Data content negotiation for Rack applications.

At the moment the Sinatra extension simply corresponds to doing the following manually in a Sinatra application:

require 'rack/linkeddata'

module My
  class Application < Sinatra::Base
    use     Rack::LinkedData::ContentNegotiation
    helpers Sinatra::LinkedData::Helpers
    include RDF
    include LinkedData
  end
end

See the Rack::LinkedData documentation for more information on the operation and details of the content negotiation.

Documentation

http://datagraph.rubyforge.org/sinatra-linkeddata/

Dependencies

Installation

The recommended installation method is via RubyGems. To install the latest official release of the gem, do:

% [sudo] gem install sinatra-linkeddata

Download

To get a local working copy of the development repository, do:

% git clone git://github.com/datagraph/sinatra-linkeddata.git

Alternatively, you can download the latest development version as a tarball as follows:

% wget http://github.com/datagraph/sinatra-linkeddata/tarball/master

References

Authors

License

Sinatra::LinkedData is free and unencumbered public domain software. For more information, see http://unlicense.org/ or the accompanying UNLICENSE file.