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Re: REST; good for humans and machines

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 19:19:28 +0000
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-Id: <200301051919.28175.miles@milessabin.com>

Mark Baker wrote,
> So I'll give you +1 for "leverages XML" for getLastSharePriceOfIBM,
> but -1000 for not being late bound.

Umm ... Mark, tell me when the URI,

  http://www.stockquotes.com/ibm/lastshareprice

gets "bound" in the REST version (ie. the server at www.stockquotes.com 
becomes able to return representations in response to requests for this 
resource). Or does it just appear by magic?

I'm sure you don't want to see it this way, but publishing that resource 
available is _precisely_ analogous to arranging for a server to 
understand a POST with getLastSharePriceOfIBM in the request entity. 
There is *NO* difference in terms of late/early binding between the two 
versions.

Cheers,


Miles
Received on Sunday, 5 January 2003 14:20:15 GMT

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