Category Archives: SoapBox

Seeing things the way in which one wants them to be (not the way they are)

Throughout history there have been people who only saw things as they wanted them to be. People with strongly held beliefs whose values guided their actions be they counter-productive, detrimental, or worse just plain wrong; nothing mattered but to believe … Continue reading

Posted in Everyone, SoapBox, The Unenlightened, URLs that Suck, Warnings | 17 Comments

Sorry Mark; URL Design DOES matter!

I was planning to blog something else today, but Mark Nottingham of Yahoo made a statement about URL Design [1] in his post entitled REST Issues, Real and Imagined and I simply could not let his statement without comment. But first … Continue reading

Posted in All Organizations, Internet Professionals, REST, SoapBox, Teachers, URIs | 3 Comments

PayPal’s New API: So Close, Yet So Far

I got an email from the PayPal Developer Network today announcing PayPal’s new “NVP” (or “Name-Value Pair“) API. Clearly they’ve learned that the complexity of SOAP is counter productive to adoption. Here’s what the email had to say about their … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Framework Developers, Leading Companies, REST, SOAP, SoapBox, Web Developers, Website Owners | 2 Comments

Use rel=”spam” to Fight Comment Spam?

As I was going through my Akismet spam filter today reviewing the 87 comment spam I got during the prior ~24 hours to ensure I didn’t delete any legitimate comments, it occurred to me that maybe there is a simple … Continue reading

Posted in Everyone, Framework Developers, Proposing, Search Engines, SEO Consultants, SoapBox, Standards Participants, Web App Providers, Web Developers | 9 Comments

Bitten by the URI Opacity Axiom

  Jon Udel has a post today entitled Divergent citation-indexing paths. Funny that he wrote about this; it seems he and I are on such a parallel trajectory these days. For evidence, take a look at my post from last … Continue reading

Posted in Axioms, Commentary, Internet Professionals, SoapBox, URIs | 2 Comments

Proposing URI Templates for WebForms 2.0

I recently had an off-list email conversation with Ian Hickson, the editor of the Web Application Hypertext Technology Working Group specifications (i.e. HTML5 and WebForms 2.0). I was proposing to him that the current WebForms 2.0 be draft specification be … Continue reading

Posted in Call to Action, Framework Developers, Open-Source Participants, Potential, SoapBox, Software Vendors, Standards Participants, URI Templates, Web App Providers, Web Developers, Web Forms | 8 Comments

About URI Templates

Probably one of the most interesting projects related to URL Design on which anyone is currently working is the URI Templates project spearheaded by Joe Gregorio of IBM. While not sexy and not something most end users will ever see, infrastructure … Continue reading

Posted in Internet Professionals, Proposals, REST, Sitemaps, SoapBox, Software Vendors, URI Templates, URL Rewriters, URL Virtualization | 2 Comments