[microformats-discuss] DUHPER (WAS: XHTML-REST, STRUM, DETH, etc.)

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Tue Oct 18 04:20:48 PDT 2005

Hi all,

I apologize for coining Yet Another Acronym, but I'm still trying to  
find a concise yet 'sticky' way to articulate this idea to an  
appropriate audience:

= DUHPER: A Dual-Use HTML Profile Expressing REST =
== The 0.8% Solution for Web Services ==

Yeah, it's corny and hard to spell, but at least its unique! :-)

More importantly, in talking to people I'm finding that the most  
compelling aspect of this idea is that you can create *one*  
implementation which provides both a machine-readable REST API and a  
human-readable website.  Very DRY! (Don't Repeat Yourself).

As always, your comments and edits are welcome.   Compared to the  
previous version, I think this has a better storyline and many fewer  
details, which is actually a good thing to start with.

I'm also going to try to write a demo using Ruby on Rails,  
GreaseMonkey, and CoreData.  By Thursday.  Having never written in  
these before.  Gulp!  Help with that would also be greatly  
appreciated! :-)

Ernie P.
Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D. <drernie at opendarwin.org>
Ex-Physicist, Marketing Weenie, and Dilettante Hacker
Probe-Hacker blog: http://www.opendarwin.org/~drernie/

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