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Re: APIs - was Re: Visibility

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 08:22:54 -0500
To: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030220082254.K19708@www.markbaker.ca>

On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 12:25:44AM -0500, Geoff Arnold wrote:
> Oh really? *ONE*?!?! Where, pray?  In what language? C? C++?
> Java? C-sharp? Python? Fortran? Visual Basic? [continued on page 94]
> And "standardized" by whom?

I am, of course, referring to GET/PUT/POST/etc.., not any particular
language-specific abstraction of that API (like doGet(), or whatever).

When I say that Google and Altavista should "use the same API", in
Web services terms, I mean that they should be able to share a WSDL
document describing the interface to their services.  In Web terms,
I mean that they should both use HTTP, which they currently do.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
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