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SRW/U is to Yngwie J. Malmsteen as OpenSearch is to Keith Richards.

Yngwie Malmsteen is technically superior, however aesthetically unlistenable (unimplementable, in the case of SRW/U).

Keith Richards is sloppy, unsophisticated and writes timeless melodies that resonate with the masses (OpenSearch is sloppy, unsophisticated -- while time will tell if OpenSearch becomes "timeless" [seems doubtful, honestly], but there are certainly a lot of OpenSearch targets).

Mike Taylor wrote a very insightful reaction to Dan's worklog posting (and incredibly objective, given his investment and relationship to SRW/U). And he's right.

And I'm right. Unless SRW/U can capture some of the mojo that OpenSearch has, it might as well be Yngwie J. Malmsteen.


At 12:00 PM, September 16, 2005, Blogger Michael said...

I don't know much about SRU/W (yet) but I believe an OpenSearch Description document could list an SRU response as the (or one of the) available responses

At 9:19 AM, September 18, 2005, Blogger ph0rman said...

Thankfully I've not (yet) had to implement an SRU/W interface (and am not in a hurry to change this =), but I did find it interesting that the IEBlog recently discussed OpenSearch (https://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/09/14/466278.aspx).

Now, I certainly don't hold that MS is the prime determination of all that is good, but when the 500 lb. gorilla gets behind it, you probably stand a better than average chance.

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