Release 1.18.0: Smaller Web bundles and Microdata parsing
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This post gives a brief overview of the new 1.18.0 release.
Smaller Web bundle sizes
Thanks to Jacopo Scazzosi, the Webpack bundle size of the default Comunica config has been reduced from 1.47 MiB to 1.15 MiB. This reduction is mainly caused by swapping to smaller and more Web-friendly dependencies.
These changes were applied in preparation of the new release of Quadstore, a Comunica-powered RDF graph database where small bundle sizes are crucial.
Comunica already supported parsing RDFa from HTML (and other XML-like) documents. Since Microdata is the most popular form of structured information on the Web, it makes a lot of sense to be able to query over this as RDF. As such, we plugged in the recently created Microdata to RDF Streaming Parser into the default Comunica SPARQL config.
Should you not need this parser in your querying use case, no worries, you can easily exclude this by creating a custom config.