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Re: Integrating XP Into Web Infrastructure

From: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 07:59:45 -0800
Message-ID: <113b01c07a55$30efbac0$33a1dc40@murphy2>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Aaron and Mark, you should explore this more fully.

If you did a GET on a logical structure on a server, you need an object
model.

This idea competes with parameter lists.

Maybe it's my Unix background, but I *like* parameter lists. They make sense
to me. They give me a chance to simplify and refine and document my
interfaces.

But you could try to make the world align around GET and POST, and see what
happens.

I've been through this loop once before with Apple. They insisted that an
object model would be understandable to most scripters. I disagreed. We did
the procedural interface, they did the object model interface. Now almost
ten years later it might be a good idea to find out what happened there. I
honestly don't know.

Perhaps both approaches deserve a chance. Thanks to Aaron's eloquent and
respectful writing, I now understand what the issue is.

Dave
Received on Tuesday, 9 January 2001 11:00:12 GMT

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