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RE: use cases

From: Rushforth, Peter <Peter.Rushforth@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:36:09 +0000
To: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>, "public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org" <public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1CD55F04538DEA4F85F3ADF7745464AF1AE31978@S-BSC-MBX4.nrn.nrcan.gc.ca>
Hi David, 

> Stepping back a few thousand feet.
> I admit I am getting more, rather then less, confused about 
> HyperMedia.
> Are there any example apps or "Existing Works" which 
> demonstrate the usefulness, feasibility etc of HyperMedia as 
> proposed in this group ?
> I am trying to get a handle on exactly what it is and still 
> coming up short.
> e.g. some questions.
> Does it require HTTP ? 

No, but http is custom built for hypermedia.  FWIW, I personally can't conceive 
a "REST" system that was not HTTP based, but it is claimed that such can exist.

> What kind of application would be written using it ?
Atom Publishing Protocol is a good example.

> Does it require a different content-type ? 
Accept and Content-Type are fundamental cornerstones of the http implementation of hypermedia systems.

> Is it related to or compete with something like XForms ?	
No, but XForms might be useful in implemementing it, with some fixes probably.

Others on the list are yet more expert than me on this topic.

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