Simon Fell > Its just code > binary data + meta data

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I see Joe is busy standardizing a way to bundle binary data with atom metadata, looks a lot like SwA, just switch out the soap envelope for an atom envelope. Amazon's S3 uses DIME for their SOAP API (good for them, I always liked DIME much better than SwA or MTOM), and their REST api uses HTTP extension headers to carry any metadata. Is there anything else? beside bas64, which is fine for smallish stuff fails in the face of larger binary data (the more things change the more they stay the same), should i be brushing up my mime parsing skills. ? is WebDav interop any better than it used to be?