Re: Book Idea: XmlHttpRequest Enabled Web Pages, or, Pull Web Pages

Steve O’Grady expands on his XmlHttpRequest bookmarks, responding to
one of my posts from this weekend
:

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.

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  1. ya scooped me, what can i tell you? :) no, in all seriousness, this is the type of interchange and informal exchange of ideas that would have been nearly impossible pre-blogs and social-bookmarking. cool stuff. – sog

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