Thoughts on Structured/Unstructured and Shared Information Management using Wiki and other emerging technologies
Monday, November 22, 2004
RESTful Flex

At last, the gap between standard HTML programming (which is primarily REST - if you design it well) and Flash-based designs which use single URL for whole application - has finally reduced with help of techniques from RESTful Flex.

But there is a fundamental thing that developers should remember: Interacting with flash application is a local activity without round trip times. So if you are forced to introduce round trip just because you want the app to be RESTful, I think it is not a good approach. Instead the URL in the browser should dynamically change with your interaction with the application.

Let me give example. Say you selected an user from the list, and want to send the URL by email to another friend. So selecting that user might trigger a URL-click, and some interaction between user and flash should ensure that URL will change in a browser, without actually going to the backend server. In other words, it is not a real URL click, but only a simulation.


About this blog
All realms of collaboration:
  • Wiki. Weblogs
  • New Integration Platforms for combined structured and unstructured information: Wiki, Portals, Email Clients,
  • Collaborative Document editing, Collaborative knowledge building
  • Email Interfaces to collaborative shares
  • Information organization, management, Publishing: In context of organizations, individuals, Opensource projects etc.
About me:
Name:Vinod Kulkarni

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