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

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Fri Oct 21 16:49:16 PDT 2005

On Oct 21, 2005, at 1:10 PM, Ryan Tomayko wrote:
> On 10/21/05, Joe Gregorio <joe.gregorio at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been watching from afar but the proposal is much more than just
> using XHTML w/ existing REST technique.  Briefly,
>   1. Constraining REST verbs to POST/GET
>   2. A system for constructing URLs.
>   3. Discovery through URL construction as opposed to hypermedia.
>   4. Limiting transfer representations to application/x-www-form- 
> urlencoded
> 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 have a
> draft sitting here that talks about a few of these points but I keep
> going back and forth on it. On the one hand, the additional
> constraints could be a Good Thing. On the other hand, labeling this
> particular  system of constraints as "*The* way to employ REST with
> Microformats" seems to be over-reaching.

...and premature. Like I said a little bit ago in this thread, we've  
got lots of simple formats to cover, lots of LHF (low hanging fruit)  
to consume. Let's take care of the simple and straighforward stuff  
before trying to establish architectural disciplines.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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