[microformats-discuss] STRUM: Scripts, REST & Microformats

Dimitri Glazkov dimitri.glazkov at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 10:15:27 PDT 2005

How can you mix REST and RPC?


On 10/7/05, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar <drernie at opendarwin.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We've had a very interesting week here at Web 2.0.   Last night at
> the Microformats BOF I introduced a new technology I call STRUM:
> http://www.opendarwin.org/~drernie/C395201355/E20051006235324/index.html
> > ".STRUM" is a way to easily do XHTML-RPC via REST URIs
> > by providing a trivial mapping between scripting languages,
> > XOXO lists, and XHTML forms/anchors.
> http://www.opendarwin.org/~drernie/STRUM-20051005.html
> I like to describe this as the thing Kevin has been working on for a
> long time, only he didn't know what it was. :-) We've often discussed
> how REST and Microformats share the same design principles.  STRUM is
> basically adding a very small amount of additional convention to tie
> the two together (and to scripts), providing an extremely lightweight
> architecture for building web services -- in a shareable and reusable
> way.
> The presentation is still a bit rough, so I apologize for any
> confusion; hopefully your questions will help me clarify my thinking
> and presentation.  Special thanks to both Kevin Marks and Ryan King
> for their help and encouragement (as well as Rohit, who inspired the
> whole thing in the first place).
> -- Ernie P.
> ------------
> Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D. <drernie at opendarwin.org>
> Ex-Physicist, Marketing Weenie, and Dilettante Hacker
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