[OSM-dev] "Deep History" App

Matt Amos zerebubuth at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 12:38:43 BST 2009


On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Matt Amos wrote:
>>
>> it would be nice to have the API operate in several different formats,
>> for reading and writing.
>
> Is that not just another form of API bloat? Could people not offer any
> format they want by writing either a proxy or, if they don't need write
> access, a mirror server?

i don't see it as bloat*. it would be if done the simple way - by
duplicating the API in another controller. but there's a level on
which the serialisation and deserialisation of data should be
independent of the API logic and it would be nice to see the code
reflect that.

sure, anyone could set up a json mirror/proxy of the API or, just as
easily, set up an AMF mirror/proxy. maybe in the short term that's the
best way to provide legacy support for AMF?

cheers,

matt

*: but, of course, no-one ever sees their favourite features as bloat... :-)




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