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RE: A REST challenge

From: Narahari, Sateesh <Sateesh_Narahari@jdedwards.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 15:48:47 -0600
Message-ID: <C5E6B2ABE291D5119A3800508B9553A507F5E74B@cormails8.jdedwards.com>
To: "'Paul Prescod'" <paul@prescod.net>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

> Why would you give out addresses on www.myhomeaddress.com without
> coordination? There are a hundred simple solutions to the 
> problem. After
> all, the URI namespace is infinite. You could subdivide it in any of a
> thousand ways. Each process could embed their PID in the URI. Each
> *object* could embed a pointer address in the URI. Each process could
> have its own IP address or domain. 

Exactly. Coordination is required, and REST as an architectural style does
not provide support for this coordination ( as per my understanding ), and
neither does it preclude coordination. However, most business processes
requires lots of coordination, and thats where REST style fails the
requirements, IMO.

we need to find an architectural style that supports rich coordination that
is required, or design an architectural style for Web Services, if we are
serious about application of web services to business domain.

> Come discuss XML and REST web services at:
>   Open Source Conference: July 22-26, 2002, conferences.oreillynet.com
>   Extreme Markup: Aug 4-9, 2002,  www.extrememarkup.com/extreme/
Received on Tuesday, 16 July 2002 17:38:47 UTC

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