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WSDL and REST

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 20:27:13 -0400
To: Hao He <Hao.He@thomson.com.au>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020731202712.A12993@www.markbaker.ca>

On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 09:22:19AM +1000, Hao He wrote:
> Dave,
> 
> There is still one thing missing in WSDL.  Another import part of REST is
> that each resource contains links to other URIs. WSDL should also be able to
> describe such state-transition when a client go from one URI to another.
> This problem is very interesting because new states can be created on the
> fly. Still, there is a need of a standard for describing such behaviors. 

Hao, this is interesting.  Could you elaborate on how you think this
might be described, and why you think it's needed?

In my view, the representations describe their own potential state
changes.  I don't know what it would mean to specify this ahead of time,
if that's what you were thinking.

MB
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