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RE: [rest-discuss] RE: Clarification on REST, GET and CGI

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 21:49:47 -0700
To: "'Paul Prescod'" <paul@prescod.net>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>, <rest-discuss@yahoogroups.com>, <fielding@apache.org>
Message-ID: <04ce01c23396$b4a44290$0100007f@beasys.com>

hmm.  Roy said that many CGI scripts suck because they don't implement REST
properly.  Don't think I'm misquoting him.  I'm pointing out that we don't
look at the sucky CGI scripts when determine web architecture because, well,
they suck.

Cheers,
Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ws-arch-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-arch-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Paul Prescod
> Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 9:13 PM
> To: David Orchard
> Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org; rest-discuss@yahoogroups.com;
> fielding@apache.org
> Subject: Re: [rest-discuss] RE: Clarification on REST, GET and CGI
>
>
>
> David Orchard wrote:
> >
> > Paul,
> >
> > You didn't refute my point at all, which is that REST is not used
> > appropriately in many ways on the web but we don't document all the
> > inappropriate usages in the web architecture document and
> Roy's thesis.
>
> I didn't intend to refute your point. I wanted to correct a persistent
> misinterpretation that Roy Fielding said something against CGI or
> against "excessive gatewaying". Hopefully he'll correct me if
> I'm wrong
> but I think that his opinion is that gatewaying (CGI or
> whatever) is the
> right way to integrate non-Web systems with the Web and is a core part
> of web architecture. You have repeatedly cited that message
> in a manner
> I believe to be incorrect and I felt it was necessary to
> inform you (no
> matter what the topic of discussion).
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