February 2003

Picky + REST?

Does I make sense to rework the URLs for the Picky Picky Game so they more resemble REST-inspired 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 (proposed) site.

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.

Now with added subjects

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 dc:subject 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.