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Re: Complete EPR example, as promised

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 07:49:36 +0000
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5br79rd1f3.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> writes:

> Well, it seems to have lots of details, but I find it hard to
> follow them because they don't seem to be motivated.
> I see...
> "A version of our old friend the stockquote service, but treating the
> stock itself as an EndpointParameter. Only one operation at the moment,
> namely LastTradePrice"
> The obvious way to do this is to respond to GETs on a URI like
> 	/stocks?sym=IBM
> with something like
>   <price>83.61</price>

Precisely why I chose this example.  The next step is to understand
for each aspect of the WSA/EPR approach, _why_ it is considered
necessary/superior to the GET+query parameters approach.

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