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From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:41:11 +0200
Message-ID: <500FBF37.8080705@gmx.de>
To: "Eric J. Bowman" <eric@bisonsystems.net>
CC: Samuel Erdtman <samuel@erdtman.se>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2012-07-25 01:26, Eric J. Bowman wrote:
> Samuel Erdtman wrote:
>>
>> Have the requirements for REST APIs been considered?
>>
>
> Doesn't look like they have.  My impression, after catching up on 100's
> of posts, is that plenty of folks are ready to throw out the baby (REST)
> with the bathwater (HTTP 1).
>
> Leading me to give +1 to PHK's point, echoed by others, that starting
> with proposals before establishing goals seems to be skipping some
> steps, i.e. moving too fast.
>
> Intermediaries aren't optional to the REST style, they're integral to
> the success of the Web.  HTTP 2 should not, IMO, result in a new and
> incompatible architectural style which only scales well for those big
> companies with a global DC presence and CDNs.
> ...

Do you have REST-related concerns beyond the ones related to 
intermediaries (which I share)?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:41:49 GMT

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