[sword-devel] Collaborative Timeline Project

Ben Morgan benpmorgan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 23:27:37 MST 2006

An existing time line project (imaginatively titled Timeline) is at

Timeline is a DHTML-based AJAXy widget for visualizing time-based events.
It is open source under the BSD license and uses XML or JSON.

An example they have is the religious timeline at
This is a BIG example containing jewish and christian history.

If you could hook it up to a wiki like interface, this would enable

God Bless,
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove
all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

On 10/3/06, Gabriel M. Beddingfield <gabriel at teuton.org> wrote:
> On Mon, October 2, 2006 8:17 pm, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> >
> > Categories might include: Literature Authorship Date, General Historical
> > Event, Reigning Government, Famous Person Lifetime, War, etc.
> >
> > These submissions would populate a database which could be viewed by
> > panning and zooming on a timeline, and checking categories to hide or
> > show.
> A lot of that data is already cached in wikipedia.  I wonder if there
> would be a way to mine those 'submissions' and index them the way you're
> describing (by date and category).
> Some possibly helpful links:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Database_download
> http://download.wikimedia.org/
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Database_download/archive1
> Peace,
> Gabriel
> --
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