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RE: Visibility (was Re: Introducing the Service Oriented Architec tural style, and it's constraints and properties.

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:05:33 -0500
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> I'm not sure about this part.  First off, how RESTful would 
> it be to encode the identity of the user in the URI (unless 
> the resource IS the user, but I don't think that's what you 
> mean).  I'll appeal to Mark on this one.

I'll appeal to Roger, since he lives closer to the Real World than either
Mark or I do :-)  I was thinking specifically of the issue he raised with
respect to GET being frowned upon by many IT shops because it was seen as
potentially exposing confidiential information in intermediaries, browser
histories, etc.  Perhaps a thorough understanding of REST principles
wouldn't lead to this problem, but, uhh, the sysadmins out there seem to
barely understand the Web as it is, much less the vision of the Web as it
could be.
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