del.icio.us direc.tor: High-Performance AJAX Web Service Broker

Posted on June 28, 2005

Check out Johnvey Hwang's del.icio.us direc.tor

"The idea behind a client-side web service broker (or intermediary, as Jon Udell calls it) is simple: assist a client in interpreting or processing information from a service, but letting the client do all the work..."

When the user calls a javascript bookmark while on the del.icio.us website, the del.icio.us interface is wiped and replaced by the direc.tor AJAX interface. (!)

Here's a static example (Firefox/IE)

There's a lot of developer stuff going on here that's beyond me, but I reckon there's some pretty heavy shit going down. Read more here.