Whatever. I'm off looking at bigtable, repository metadata and how to publish document hierarchies with atom protocol. And maybe an email to timesheet gateway.
Sam Ruby:"At the moment, HTML and XHTML are two different authoring formats covering roughly the same domain of DOM trees."
Five things you might not know about me:
[As heard in car today]
mum: Son, it said on the radio that Santa sent an email saying to remind all the children to send in their Christmas letters. Do you want to finish yours this evening?
(5 year old) son: *snort* - right.
mum: what's so funny?
son: Santa did not send an email, mum. He probably doesn't even have a computer. It's Santa. That's probably a fake Santa anyway.
mum: you don't think Santa has a computer?
mum: What about a mobile phone?
son: Of course Santa has a mobile phone, mum. What kind of an adult doesn't have a mobile phone?
William Brogden: "Another important, but frequently unappreciated point is that, in contrast with REST which requires HTTP, SOAP messages can be moved by any transport method which can handle Unicode text"
That's one confusing sentence. "Rest, which depends on HTTP" - that's like saying Object Oriention depends on Java. Unicode? You can move unicode text HTTP and you can move SOAP across systems that can't handle unicode (as long as it's encoded as UTF-8).
Otherwise, interesting read, but light - it doesn't get into the problems with either approach, which is what we need for field work.