Monthly Archives: February 2008

Web3S and Atom/APP

Hey, it looks like Web3S was replaced by Atom/APP. Awesome. I think “Why not Atom?” was one of my first questions of Yaron when he described Web3S to me last year. I’m confident this is for the best. In addition to Atom/APP being existing standards (with an accompanying abundance of existing tooling), Microsoft will also… Read More »

SimpleDB did screw up

David Peterson defends SimpleDB‘s use of HTTP GET for mutation actions by appealing to the HTTP spec itself, specifically pipelining where it says; Clients SHOULD NOT pipeline requests using non-idempotent methods or non-idempotent sequences of methods (see section 9.1.2). Otherwise, a premature termination of the transport connection could lead to indeterminate results. A client wishing… Read More »

PATCH the message

Sam Ruby writes; A much more interesting question to me is whether PATCH will operate at the content level or the transfer level. Or, to put it anther way, will patch operate at the infoset level, or will it be able to be directly applied to HTML as she is written? PATCH means what ever… Read More »