Monthly Archives: March 2005

Microformats at DevDay

My co-chair and sent out acceptance notices yesterday for this year’s Developer’s Day at WWW2005. Full details will be provided later, but I wanted to mention right up front – since I’m quite excited about it – that Tantek and Eric have put together a full day track on the topic of microformats. I fully… Read More »

The BabelFish Blog; urn:isbn

“[…]just like “http” is the standard Universal Resource Locator for identifiying a web page”. No, http is like (void *), untyped. It’s for resources, not Web pages. ISBN should have gone with http://isbn.org/num/82734983274 (link) [del.icio.us/distobj]

WLDJ; A Look Ahead to the Service-Oriented World

“A service description, in its most basic format, establishes: the name of the service, a description of the data expected by the service, a description of any data returned by the service”. Then what are those operation things? (link) [del.icio.us/distobj]

Protocols and meaning

Phil Windley summarizes a point made by John McDowall; In other words, conveying meaning trumps protocol as a priority for interoperability Ah, but protocols convey meaning. They therefore don’t trump it, because they are (part of) it. Said another way, what’s the difference between a SOAP envelope and a SOAP message? Answer; a SOAP message… Read More »