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Re: A REST challenge

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 14:48:58 -0700
Message-ID: <3D3494CA.A5C97949@prescod.net>
To: "Narahari, Sateesh" <Sateesh_Narahari@jdedwards.com>
CC: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, Francis McCabe <fgm@fla.fujitsu.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

"Narahari, Sateesh" wrote:
> 
> 
> > 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 ), 

The person running the www.myhomeaddress.com server needs merely to set
up a policy and require services running on that machine to adhere to
the policy. The sharing of resources (ports, URIs) on a single machine
is far outside the scope of the W3C.
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