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Re: FW: EDI and Security Text

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 16:32:47 -0500
To: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20031219163247.S7952@www.markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 02:56:15PM -0600, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) wrote:
> I meant along the lines that the Management people are developing, not a
> REST-like interface.

Me too.  That requirement wasn't specific to any particular use, be it
operational, management, or otherwise.  It was primarily meant to drive
home the point that agreeing on interfaces at the architectural level
(via interface constraints) is a really wonderful thing to do, and
empirically, the only way we know to build very large scale systems.

I believe REST's uniform interface is pretty special amoungst
application interfaces, but it's not the be all and end all of them;
just the "be most and end most" 8-).

>  I sort of interpreted some comments David Booth
> made to be along these (REST) lines, although Mike says I was probably
> reading too much into them, and posted a "Well, maybe" response that I
> don't expect you to agree with very much.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-ws-arch/2003Dec/0068.html

Yah, that's what I was responding to.  I just avoided the URI/GET
part, because we've had that discussion before.

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