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RE: Closing issue X

From: Newcomer, Eric <Eric.Newcomer@iona.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 12:31:09 -0500
Message-ID: <DCF6EF589A22A14F93DFB949FD8C4AB2916F37@amereast-ems1.IONAGLOBAL.COM>
To: "Joe Gregorio" <joe@bitworking.org>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

One thing the document didn't describe very clearly was the difference between the REST approach and the document-oriented style in SOAP.  It jumps right from the RPC style and XML-RPC to REST.  

A lot of these arguments seem very one-sided to me when they compare the RPC oriented style of SOAP with REST.  I am not an advocate of the RPC oriented style because I don't think Web services technologies are well suited to RPC oriented applications (at least not those we're used to in CORBA, DCOM, and EJB).

The article's conclusion seems to be that because the document-oriented style is similar to REST, we should use REST and ignore the document-oriented style.  That seems like a precipitous jump to a conclusion.  

It would seem much more useful to me to compare the document oriented style to REST rather than the RPC oriented style.


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Gregorio [mailto:joe@bitworking.org]
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 10:48 AM
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: Re: Closing issue X

Champion, Mike wrote:
> c) Wait to see if Reality agrees with you.  You seem to be making some
> strong predictions that Web services that ignore that uniform interface
> constraint will in some sense fail, and those which honor it will succeed.
> The world is (perhaps unwittingly) performing a giant experiment to test
> this hypothesis.

Indeeed they are:


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