Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Sam Ruby: Prototyping Intertwingly on Rails:
It is said that Rails is opinionated software.  I’ve been exploring to see how it stacks up on a subject area where I have opinions: weblogging software.  So far, it has measured up pretty well.


I'm reminded while reading the article, why I don't like Ajax, and for that matter Flash.

URIs are definitely something I have an opinion on. I don’t cotton to the idea of putting the action in the URI as I feel that URIs are intended to uniformly identify, well, resources.

With Ajax and Flash the URI is taken away, and we lose a means to identify some of the resources provided by the Ajax and Flash app. Not everything falls under this though, for instance a flash movie, or the Ajax based Gmail interface.

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...