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July 25, 2006

Ajax Timeline

This timeline is similar to a Google Map: it imports data from an XML file, so it's easy to visualize temporal information, like the evolution of a company, a person or an event. There is also a step-by-step guide that helps you create a timeline.

The widget was created by Simile (Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Environments), a group that develops open source tools related to Semantic Web. You can find other interesting tools at their website.


  1. I've asked them how to hook up their server with an external XML URL, similar to what you can do to Google Maps with KMZ files...

  2. You can find this in the documentation. They have a guide on their site.

  3. I'm looking specifically to "hook up their server with an external XML URL" meaning that I want to provide an XML on my server as parameter of a script on their server. Like this URL:

    If you know if/ how they can do it that'd be interesting... they didn't get back to me so far...

  4. It's not that easy.

    Look at the code of this page.


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