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RE: Issue 5; GET vs GetLastTradePrice

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 14:33:02 -0500
Message-ID: <9A4FC925410C024792B85198DF1E97E404A7C678@usmsg03.sagus.com>
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Orchard [mailto:dorchard@bea.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 1:14 PM
> To: 'Champion, Mike'; www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Issue 5; GET vs GetLastTradePrice
> There is even a third alternative.  Maybe there are NO generalized
> optimizations we can make for web services because of the 
> huge variety of
> applications.  Therefore all we could really do is provide template or
> "best-practice" optimizations, ie "If you want multiple 
> protocol access then prefer HTTP POST", "If you want ad-hoc 
> client invokes of a  well-defined and
> published protocol, don't do multiple protocols and heavily 
> use HTTP GET",

That's about where I've ended up after a year of this debate, FWIW. 

> etc.  The point being that maybe Web services is bigger than 
> the Web, in the
> sense that the Web made certain optimizations that Web 
> services can't make
> because Web services is targetting a wider scope of applications.

Sounds like the "what are the properties of the Web and of Web services"
analysis we've been trying to find the time/energy/neurons to do for awhile
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