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Re: Clarification sought re "whenToUseGet"

From: Michael Champion <mc@xegesis.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 08:58:03 -0500
Message-Id: <E0BE2D18-2661-11D8-860C-000A95CCC59E@xegesis.org>
To: www-tag@w3.org

Mark Baker says:

 > These statements seem inconsistent to me.  The latter seems to be 
 > that it's ok to have a safe operation which isn't GET as long as it's
 > marked as safe, while the former says that in general (modulo the
 > described practical considerations), the only safe operation should be
 > GET.

I don't see an inconsistency. There are many devils in the "practical 
considerations" details:  Since not all safe operations can be 
practically bound to GET, and *empircally* not all GETs are safe  (e.g. 
in a "pay by the megabyte" wireless environment), there is a use case 
for marking application-level operations as safe or not.  Also, WSDL is 
designed to be independent of HTTP, so there is a use case for marking 
operations as safe so that this information can be preserved if there 
is no concept of safeness in some other protocol binding.
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