· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · January
· · · · 11 (2 entries)

On Postel, Again · Mark Pil­grim has echoed Aaron Swartz’s ear­li­er call for, in gen­er­al, for­giv­ing pars­ing of In­ter­net con­tent and, in par­tic­u­lar, the ap­pli­ca­tion of this “liberal” pol­i­cy to the pars­ing of sub­scrip­tion feed­s, and in par­tic­u­lar par­tic­u­lar, to the pars­ing of the Atom for­mat. Others in­clud­ing Dave Win­er have weighed in on the oth­er side. Parts of this no-exceptions mes­sage are mis­tak­en and mal­formed, but I’ll parse it for­giv­ing­ly and ad­dress some in­ter­est­ing re­lat­ed is­sues ...
TPSM-9: Good Implementations · Some tech­nolo­gies bub­ble to the sur­face as the purest idea-ware, “Here’s the re­la­tion­al the­o­ry; wouldn’t it be great if we could build databas­es that way?” Others first get no­ticed when they’re al­ready built in­to work­ing code, like for ex­am­ple Tim Berners-Lee’s Web pro­to­types and then Mo­saic. Which kind is more like­ly to suc­ceed? ...
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