Tags / xrds

Solving XRDS’ Host Problem with XRD and host-meta

The ongoing efforts to define standard protocols for common web services have resulted in a wide variety of specifications. If you’re interested in the Internet’s plumbing, as I am, these are truly exciting times. One of the common pieces of functionality needed by all these specifications is discovery.
The most recent, and recommended, format [...]

People, Services and Content

A couple weeks ago, Marc Canter wrote a entry outlining the constructs of people, services and content. These are the central pillars around which collaboration software is structured.
Content, as a concept, encompasses a wide area. It could be a newspaper article, a radio program, a TV show, a spreadsheet or presentation. Creating [...]

oEmbed FAIL! Represent RESTfully.

oEmbed is the latest standard to come out of the Web 2.0 developer crowd. While I’m typically a huge advocate of standards, and think much of the prior work has been superb, oEmbed fails on almost every level. So much so, in fact, that I’m writing this post to declare it worthless, and [...]