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

Joe Gregorio joe.gregorio at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 07:10:38 PDT 2005

On 10/20/05, Luke Arno <luke.arno at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am going to play devil's advocate a bit here.
> REST is just the architectural style of HTTP. HTML (now XHTML) is the
> bread and butter of HTTP. Perhaps the name should convey what is
> new here. REX sort of emphasizes the parts of what you are doing
> that are nothing new. You may get reactions like this:
> http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1111339822&count=1


I think there is an important point here, and it could be simply stated as:

"If you are putting together a RESTful service don't
 jump straight to building your own XML vocabulary
 but instead first consider using XHTML."


Joe Gregorio        http://bitworking.org

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