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Re: WSD Requirements: add a requirement about safe and idempotent characteristics

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 20:43:46 -0500
To: Doug Bunting <db134722@iplanet.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021126204346.R16590@www.markbaker.ca>

On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 02:20:01PM -0800, Doug Bunting wrote:
> No, we're going to recognize that all POST operations are not 
> necessarily not idempotent.

While it may be true that some service behaves idempotently for some
POST message or messages, the key point is that neither message sender
nor intermediaries can, a priori, know which messages those are.  That's
why PUT exists (and is necessary), and why I believe it's an error to
label a POST based service as idempotent.

Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.   http://www.markbaker.ca

   Will distribute objects for food
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