GUIs - ruby on rails, rico
Wed Sep 21 22:12:37 CEST 2005
Shawn Pearce wrote:
> "Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB)" <> wrote:
>> BTW - why is it called XMLHTTP? - as far as I can see there is absolutly no
>>requirement for the server responding to requests with XML - the server can reply with
>>it feels like with the result.
> Because XML is coooooool. Or something like that. Management will
> purchase anything with a hot buzzword in it, if they had just
> called it HTTPRequest it wouldn't have gotten management buy-in,
> as everything was about XML at the time.
Why would it need to get management buy-in? This is low-level stuff that should
be left to the techies in any sanely run company...
(...oh, right, I see what assumption I'm making ;-)
> SOAP was especially cool around 1999. But SOAPHTTPRequest might have been
> considered to be too specific, so XMLHTTPRequest it is...
> Why is Erlang called Erlang? :-)
> Why is Internet Explorer not called Automatic Virus Downloader?
David Hopwood <>
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