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Re: REST and document-oriented Web services

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 15:55:15 -0500
To: Martin Chapman <martin.chapman@oracle.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021213155515.I15355@www.markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 12:23:43PM -0800, Martin Chapman wrote:
> Of course a service may want to restrict what types of documents can go
> in and out, 

Right, though we've already got conneg (though it could do with
being namespace-enabled).

> some clients may want to know which types of documents are being dealt
> with apriori, 


> and some providers may want to declare the types of documents they
> handle upfront. 


> Also a client may want to know what is going to happen when a document
> is posted.

That's what SOAPAction is for!  http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/2331

But sure, I never said some new standards weren't necessary.  I just
claimed that no new architecture was necessary.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
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