I’ve messed around a little more with SPARQL, and added plugins to the Resource::asHtml function. Wirebird::Handler::Inbox now does a custom query. It’s incomplete, but it’s progress.

Sadly, I don’t think I can roll everything into a single query; the inbox structure has too many nested loops (inbox metadata, then inbox items, then authors of the items, attachments to the items, etc.) If I could flatten all that into a single query, then I would give some thought to backing it out of the plugin system. Wirebird::Resource could just look up the query and the matching template for a resource’s type.

Of course, this continues to assume I need to write a full HTML back end, rather than just serving up a SPARQL endpoint and letting the client do the heavy lifting. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I think I still do.


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