Daily Archives: February 14, 2005

REST design question #1: identification

My first REST design question is about the fact that RESTafarians seem to consider identification and location to be the same thing, and following from that, the question of how to make identification persistent in XML resources. For example, assume … Continue reading

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REST design questions

[Update: fifth and final question added] I’ve been thinking a bit about REST recently while working on a new data-oriented application. REST in its now-broadened meaning is easy to explain: pieces of data (likely XML-encoded) sit out there on the … Continue reading

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Open Web, Closed Databases?

Web site developers seem to be getting open specifications: more and more, I’m seeing sites developed for specifications like (X)HTML, CSS2, DOM, etc., not sites developed for applications like MSIE or Firefox or Opera; I’m seeing Java-based web apps that … Continue reading

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