Just as an experiment I tried pointing it at my delicious json feed for metadata. It turns out that exhibit wants json data to be a hash with a key ‘items’ that points to a list of items. In addition it also wants each item to have a ‘label’ key. I quickly reformatted the delicious json with simplejson, and got this.
A few minutes later I prodded the simile folks to see if there is a way of filtering json data on the way into exhibit so that it can be normalized…time passes (like maybe an hour) and then I hear from Johan Sundström that the latest/greatest exhibit code has this sort of filtering built in!