## Wednesday, August 03, 2011

### Embedding remote JSON data in MediaWiki pages

Machine readable content is good for something. The actual format is not so important, and we can route RDF over JSON, so I'm fine with JSON. MediaWiki has a External Data (ED) extension that allows getting remote data in various formats, among which JSON. It works OK, but I have not figured out how to take advantage from hierarchy. If the some field shows up at various places in the hierarchy, ED still does not distinguish between them :(

Anyway, the obvious application it to show your last tweets on your MediaWiki homepage. Right?

The source for this content looks like:
= Twitter =
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