I mean he is one of the leading geeks, the inventor of Seaside, Avi Bryant I expect him to be forward thinking, his idea for FTPlets proves it ones more. I especially like this idea of using FTP for “doing things”, especially given the justification for it:
The idea isn’t to get Squeak to serve out the filesystem, but to have a way to use the FTP protocol as an interface to any data you want, in the same way that dynamic web servers let you use HTTP for applications far beyond serving static HTML files.
Well, it’s true we are actually using HTTP far beyond static file serving. So why not push the limits of FTP too?
Btw listen to the podcast with Avi Bryant, it makes you want to get your hands on seaside. Although it’s almost a year ago I listened to it, I didn’t get to it yet :-(.
Update: LOL, I just saw that this post is from 2005. It’s easy to impress me :-). But still a provoking idea. Let’s see what exists …