[microformats-discuss] REX! Re: REST-discuss list, naming

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Thu Oct 20 12:05:31 PDT 2005

On Oct 19, 2005, at 8:56 PM, Kevin Marks wrote:
> I liked AHAH
> Async HTML Across HTTP
> JAH didn't catch on...
> RAH - Remote API HTML

I like AHAH for the technology you used to call JAH, as an AJAX  

REX is more REST-like, and need not be asynchronous, so that doesn't  
seem the right name here.

To be sure, "REST-Enabling", while I think it could work, may not be  
the optimal perspective. I'm stuck on "REX" -- its too catch to give  
up -- but here's some other expansions:

a) REST-Enabl{ed,ing} XHTML
b) REST-Encod{ed,ing} XHTML
c) REST-Express{ed as,ing} XHTML
d) REST-Envelop{ed in,ing} XHTML
e) REST Elements in XHMTL

Any others?  Favorite picks?

-- Ernie P.

> On Oct 19, 2005, at 6:55 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
>> Hi Dimitri,
>> On Oct 19, 2005, at 6:10 PM, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
>>> Hate to be a party-pooper, but I don't think the correct  
>>> relationship
>>> is reflected in the acronym. The carriage is before the horse.
>>> Maybe REST-Enabling XHTML?
>> Actually, I can go either way.  We can look at this as a way to  
>> add REST interactions to microformat encodings, or vice versa.
>> What do the rest of you think?
>> -- Ernie P.
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