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Re: SAM: Simple AJAX Mashup techniques

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:30:41 -0700
Message-Id: <194760F1-5A2F-45BC-9B47-246F477E09AD@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: WebDav WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, jemann@soe.ucsc.edu
To: Jim Whitehead <ejw@soe.ucsc.edu>


On 2006/10/12, at 5:30 PM, Jim Whitehead wrote:

> http://www.inetword.com/mashup/SAM%20Spec.html
> From the specification:
> Ajax applications can reach a wider audience by overcoming facets  
> that make them appear isolated:
>    A.  Users must log into each Ajax application separately.
>    B.  Users must download and upload data to and from each Ajax  
> application. Applications do not inter-connect.
>    C.  Users often copy / paste content from Ajax applications into  
> other documents. Such copies often loose formatting fidelity and  
> look much different than they did in the source document.
> These issues and the technical skills required to work around them  
> may slow widespread use. This document recommends standards and  
> techniques to solve these problems. The recommendations make use of  
> proven standards, are easy to adopt, and support some of the most  
> difficult Ajax scenarios.
> -----------
> The SAM specification aims to improve interoperability among  
> "Office 2.0" style applications (Web-based productivity apps like  
> word processors, spreadsheets, presentations, and document  
> management). The specification makes a series of technical  
> recommendations to accomplish this improved interoperability. Many  
> of the recommendations involve the use of WebDAV.
> From a WebDAV standpoint, some of these recommendations can be  
> viewed as ways to improve WebDAV to make it more amenable to Web  
> 2.0 style applications.
> For more background, see also this press release:
> http://sharemethods.wordpress.com/2006/09/25/office-20-mash-up-demo- 
> and-simple-ajax-mashup-best-practice/
> - Jim

Mark Nottingham
Received on Wednesday, 18 October 2006 17:31:35 UTC

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