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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: mod_atom
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2007 22:33:56 GMT
Tim Bray wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2007, at 12:44 AM, Paul Querna wrote:
>> As it is currently written, I don't think it makes too much sense to put
>> it into httpd -- but if we could work on abstracting down a core, and a
>> set of separate hooks for storage + maybe a way to easily build end user
>> display, I think it would be a very cool thing to include.
> We'll have to think about that.  The whole point of APP is so dumb 
> clients like cellphones and blog-authoring packages can push bits at a 
> server and leave the server in control of where things go.  I'm trying 
> to imagine what the storage hooks might look like.  As for end-user 
> display, I doubt it; there are all sorts of excellent blogging & 
> publishing engines out there that take care of that for you and httpd 
> doesn't need to compete with.  APP & mod_atom are narrowly focused at 
> the problem of resource CRUD.
If I am understand Paul correctly,

what Paul is meaning on the storage side is so  I can add a module to say:

"I want these things stored on a file system"
or add a different one
"I want these in a database"
and possibly have a 3rd party developer decide.
"This is really cool. I want the data to reside in Bigtable"

this decision would be hidden from the user. just as it is hidden from 
the user in the SVN client at the moment.


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