[mat-wg] Comments on RIPEstat

  • To: mat-wg@localhost
  • From: Richard L. Barnes rbarnes@localhost
  • Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 05:58:48 -0500

Just wanted to start a thread on this list where people could contribute 
thoughts about RIPEstat.  

To get things started, here are a few things that occurred to me during the 
call this morning:

-- Time zooming is awesome.  I haven't yet looked to see if this zooms the 
linked raw data as well; if it doesn't it should.

-- YAML might not be everyone's preferred format for data.  It might be nice 
for the "raw data" link to go to a page that displays the data (e.g., as a 
table) with links at the top: "Download as: YAML, CSV, JSON, XML, ..."

-- The AJAX loading is good, but there's no "busy indicator" that tells me that 
the request is outstanding, vs. the blocks simply not loading.

-- The idea of country indexes (http://stat.ripe.net/country/dk) seems like it 
could be handy and not too difficult to implement.  It would probably be 
accurate enough to get the geolocation from the delegation files and call up 
information for those resources.

-- +1 on the addition of a methodology link.  Again, would be useful, 
especially for first-time or occasional users, and not too hard to implement 
(just some static text).  Stylistically speaking, it's probably a small enough 
bit of text that it could be done as an AJAX popup/overlay.

Thanks for keeping the community involved in this project,
--Richard