Monthly Archives: April 2005

More on RSS as the HTML for data …

A short while ago, I reluctantly acknowledged that RSS 2.0 will likely fill the same role for data that HTML fills for documents, providing a single, shared format across the web (the big missing piece of the puzzle for REST … Continue reading

Tagged | 7 Comments

Collateral Damage

I am a bystander in the war between spammers and virus writers on the one side, and Microsoft and the antivirus companies on the other. I have never in my life read or sent an e-mail message using Microsoft Outlook, … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged | 4 Comments

Gmail without AJAX, part 1

I noticed today that Gmail is now offering an alternative, non-AJAX interface, selectable by choosing “basic HTML” below the message listing. This is actually a great opportunity to experiment and see whether AJAX (or any other kind of heavy DHTML-style … Continue reading

Tagged | 4 Comments

Self-classification on the web

Coordinator: Crucifixion? Prisoner: Er, no, freedom actually. Coordinator: What? Prisoner: Yeah, they said I hadn’t done anything and I could go and live on an island somewhere. Coordinator: Oh I say, that’s very nice. Well, off you go then. Prisoner: … Continue reading

Tagged | 5 Comments

Post in REST: create, update, or action?

(Personally, I think it would be healthier if we worked out the wrinkles in REST by writing lots of code rather than writing lots of blog entries, but blog entries are easier, and XML people have never been shy about … Continue reading

Posted in General | 10 Comments