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Re: FYI: Amazon Web Services

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 15:29:42 -0400
To: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Cc: "Www-Ws-Arch@W3. Org" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020717152942.I27465@www.markbaker.ca>

On Wed, Jul 17, 2002 at 12:01:39PM -0700, Ugo Corda wrote:
> Amazon just announced a Web Services-based access to its services. See
> http://www.amazon.com/webservices . 
> 
> >From a quick look at the toolkit documentation, it looks like they support
> both HTTP-based and SOAP-based access. The HTTP-based access returns an XML
> document, and it looks to me like the first commercial high-profile REST
> approach to Web Services

They actually released the HTTP/XML system months ago, but I guess
decided to announce it as part of their SOAP support.  See;

https://associates.amazon.com/exec/panama/associates/tg/browse/-/567830
(requires registration as an associate)

Also, there's a lot of commercial REST based XML services out there.
Much of the electronic news syndication industry works on RSS over
HTTP, for example.

> (besides the original Google HTTP access, which was
> dropped at the time of their official WS announcement).

It was dropped from public use long before their SOAP announcement.
But Google partners can still use it.  FWIW, if you're a Google
partner, see;

http://www.google.com/xml

MB
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Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
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