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RE: REST; good for humans and machines

From: Assaf Arkin <arkin@intalio.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 12:37:11 -0800
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, "Newcomer, Eric" <Eric.Newcomer@iona.com>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

> Imagine opening an IIOP connection to a remote, untrusted server.  What
> method's can you invoke at that point?

Any method which I have credentials to access?

> Now imagine opening an HTTP connection to the same remote, untrusted
> server.  What methods can you invoke then?

Any method which I have credentials to access?


> That's the difference between transport and transfer, and between layer
> 6 and layer 7.
> > Actually, by your logic, the comparsion of REST to Web services 
> doesn't make sense, either, as they also are defined at different 
> levels of the stack.
> Hmm, no, REST isn't a protocol, it's an architectural style.
> But if you mean that Web services doesn't specify any methods (i.e. does
> not define a coordination language), whereas REST does, then I agree.
> MB
> -- 
> Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
> Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
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