[foaf-dev] [foaf-protocols] fp:ping
kidehen at openlinksw.com
Thu Apr 15 16:20:48 CEST 2010
Toby Inkster wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:09:46 +0100
> Story Henry <henry.story at bblfish.net> wrote:
>> It seems unnecessarily complex.
>> It uses RPC, when a simple HTML FORM can do. Why? RPC was cool 8
>> years ago because it used XML! Wow! The continuation of this lead to
>> the SOAP bubble, which seems to have vanished in the past year
> You get the benefit of compatibility with the large installed base that
> Pingback has, and you get to reuse existing Pingback libraries and
> testing tools.
I think SPAM killed pingback uptake a long time ago. I really don't
believe its widely used these day. In a sense, a FOAF+SSL enhanced
pingback mechanism is what we could use to achieve the following:
1. Yet another FOAF+SSL utility showcase
2. Resurrect a potential viral system that is current quite dormant.
This plus WebFinger will accelerate our journey towards FOAF+SSL usage
critical mass based on fixing broken Web 2.0 items :-)
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