The opportunity? Well, again, there are many, but if I was an XML datastore provider like iPedo, Sleepycat, Software AG, or soon, IBM, I’d be looking for iTunes-like sexy opportunities out there to get developers excited.
What’s most interesting to me? The cross-platform nature of the technique. IE has XMLHTTPRequest – and indeed pioneered it – but so do Firefox and Safari. This means that any solution provider who elects to can support virtually anyone on any platform. I think Coté’s right – there is a book in here somewhere, though not for me.
Also, it’s cool that Steve noticed the post, and kept the idea-thread going from his bookmarks, to
my post, and now to his. I know that’s how this crazy weblog/RSS/social software stuff is supposed to work, but it’s rare, for me, to see it happen.