Does I make sense to rework the URLs for the Picky Picky Game so
they more resemble
interfaces like the Well-Formed Web
experiment? I have belatedly returned to the project and
started by creating a self-contained server version (as opposed
to the CGI-based one created earlier).
This gives me more control over the URL scheme used for the
More irrelevant musings
Update (18 March 2003). Really what I am
talking about here is more to do with cool URLs
(to use the term coined by Tim Berners-Lee) than REST per se.
I have added a rudimentary subject-tagging scheme to the system
I use to publish these web pages. Not Faceted Metadata, not Topic Maps, just subject
elements in the style of the
Dublin Core. My ‘database’ of entries are just
files on disc, and they can now have
elements using topic names from an ad-hoc taxonomy (that is a
fancy way of saying I just make up the topic names as
I go alonmg). The
Tcl script that generates subjects.html scans all the files for
such elements and builds up its database of links in-memory. It
then writes all the index pages automatically.
Only entries I have taken the time to tag with subjects
will be included, of course.