Advertising support for OData in web pages

Most browsers today will automatically enable their RSS/Atom reader option when you’re on a page that has a feed in it. This is because the page has one or more <link> elements pointing to RSS/Atom endpoints, for example: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Pablo Castro&#39;s blog (RSS 2.0)" href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pablo/rss.aspx" /> It would be great if all OData…

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HTTP PATCH support for OData in WCF Data Services

NOTE: this post was originally published on 5/20/10 but somehow disappeared, probably during the transition to the new blogging infrastructure in blogs.msdn.com. This version should be close to the original although it may differ in details. Back when we were working on the initial version of OData (Astoria back then) there were some discussion about…

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OData chat with Scott Hanselman, warming up for Mix

A few days ago Scott and I recorded a “hanselminutes” episode where we spent some time talking about OData. Scott came armed with a whole bunch of questions to help tease apart the current transition we’re going through regarding products names. We also touched on various topics ranging from the layering of the system in…

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Implementing only certain aspects of OData

While we focus on keeping things simple, the whole OData protocol does have a bunch of functionality in it, and you don’t always need the whole thing. If you’re implementing a client or a server, how much of OData do you need to handle?   OData is designed to be modular and grow as you…

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Want to work on HTML5 database stuff? We’re looking

As I mentioned yesterday, we’re working on HTML5 stuff in general here at Microsoft, and my team in particular is looking at the database APIs in HTML5. If you want to be a part of this (working with the rest of the standard folks, design APIs, design things that work on top, etc.) definitely drop…

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HTML5 does databases

The HTML5* specification has been cooking for a while and lately the amount of buzz around it has been growing at full speed. Just search for #HTML5 in twitter and you’ll see what I mean. After even a quick look at it, it becomes evident that the next version of HTML aims to go much…

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