[Cosmo-dev] Cosmo and Scooby URLs

Ted Leung twl at osafoundation.org
Mon Jun 19 16:07:02 PDT 2006

On Jun 16, 2006, at 1:34 PM, Brian Moseley wrote:

> On 6/16/06, Ted Leung <twl at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>> The majority of the discussion around this topic seems to assume that
>> interoperabiilty, especially based around standard protocols and
>> formats, is the foremost requirement for Cosmo,
> i'd rather state it as: while efficiencies with ecosystem usage are
> desirable, those efficiencies shouldn't cause us to make design
> choices which pollute our otherwise clean interoperability story,
> especially when there are completely reasonable alternatives.

As long as there are reasonable alternatives, I agree.

>>  CalAtom is blogpostware, so
>> I don't see it as a serious contender..
> you misrepresent the nature of calatom. there is nothing inherently
> better about gdata or less applicable about calatom. in fact, calatom
> is very similar to what we've already implemented in cosmo, and gdata
> is farther away due to its use of xml extensions. time will tell which
> calendar-over-atom approach wins, but they're both important, and
> they're much more similar than they are different

More on this in an upcoming post, but I meant that in the beta  
timeframe I don't see calatom as a serious contender.


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