[microformats-discuss] REX! Re: REST-discuss list, naming
joe.gregorio at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 13:28:14 PDT 2005
On 10/21/05, Ryan Tomayko <rtomayko at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's actually a lot more going on here. Joe, if you get some time,
> run through these:
> (I think this is the latest, the url keeps changing)
> I've been watching from afar but the proposal is much more than just
> using XHTML w/ existing REST technique. Briefly,
Yeah, I have concerns too if this is the proposal.
The biggest problem
is that HTML over HTTP is already RESTful. Every web page with a form
is already a self-descriptive hypertext document on how to compose
> 1. Constraining REST verbs to POST/GET
As for restricting to POST/GET, that's the wrong direction to be moving
in, just look at Web Forms 2.0 for what's coming in the next version
> 2. A system for constructing URLs.
There are already several systems for construction URLs,
for example the one included in
HTML, and OpenSearch.
> 3. Discovery through URL construction as opposed to hypermedia.
Hypertext as the engine of application state is an important
concept, one I've written an entire article on .
> 4. Limiting transfer representations to application/x-www-form-urlencoded
I'm not gonna really comment on that except to point out that
uploading a video encoded in application/x-www-form-urlencoded
is going to be a bit wasteful.
> I'd like to hear your feelings about some of these proposals as I have
> reservations about a few of them (especially #1, #2, #3, #4).
I've got my own ideas about how microformats intersect
with RESTful web services that I've outlined in ,
in general seeing everything through my Atom colored
Joe Gregorio http://bitworking.org
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