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Re: Choreography and REST

From: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 21:43:36 -0400
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
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On Saturday, August 10, 2002, at 05:23  AM, Paul Prescod wrote:

>> However, as Roy takes
>> pains to call out in his thesis, it is not an architectural style 
>> that is
>> necessarily well suited to all problem
>> domains.
>
> This is absolutely true. Nevertheless, nobody has yet presented a
> problem solvable by SOAP/WSDL that does not lend itself to a REST
> solution

This appears to be a somewhat bizarre use of "lends itself to", 
especially
in view of your agreement that REST is "not necessarily well suited
to all problem domains". Is it the intention to force all problems into
a Procrustean bed of RESTfulness, even those for which it is not
well suited? The only alternative interpretation of the preceding
seems to be that problems for which REST is not a suitable
architectural style are out of scope, which seems rather 
question-begging....

Geoff Arnold
Sun Microsystems Laboratories
Received on Saturday, 10 August 2002 21:43:37 GMT

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