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last updated at 2002-03-10 21:52
danbri: Same thing in Ruby, except for the API for talking to the database (use Ruby-postgres y'self is short answer).
danbri: Note that these use the same storage model, so you can talk to the same data service from either perl or ruby. woohoo.
danbri: See Inkling site for more details
danbri: "REST is defined by four interface constraints: identification of resources; manipulation of resources through representations; self-descriptive messages; and, hypermedia as the engine of application state."
danbri: Discussion of what 'out of the box' XML support in Ruby might amount to, the tradeoffs between the different APIs (DOM, SAX, using ruby's method_missing() etc., datamodels (Infoset, XPath, etc) and adherance to the principle of least suprise.
danbri: No mention of RDF (yet...).
danbri: Very much a work in progress.
sbp: Great bit of work; required reading for all SOAP/RDF people! Also: running code
danbri: RDFIG - the 24x7 SW development meeting
sbp: Where "XSLIR" stands for "XML Schema Language In RDF"
danbri: Related work Schematron: Logical Inference from Schematron Schemas, Document Content Description for XML, Bray et al. 1998.
danbri: This (the XML Schema / RDF thing) is really cool! People have (see previous links) been talking about it for ages, haven't seen it in action before now :)
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