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Re: Issue 5; GET vs GetLastTradePrice

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 14:12:33 -0500
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030102141233.F8834@www.markbaker.ca>

On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 10:13:57AM -0800, David Orchard wrote:
> 2.  Optimization for GET means that optimization for another verb, say POST,
> is harder.

Eh?  You can't easily optimize for POST, because the meaning of POST
doesn't permit it.

What kind of optimizations would you like to see for a non-idempotent,
unsafe method?

> 3. The web security model is pretty badly broken in some areas.  The very
> fact that a server can't time-out an HTTP log-in,

Erm, yes it can.  A server can send a 401 any time it feels like it,
for any reason.

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