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Re: Binding

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 22:04:25 +0000
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-Id: <200301062204.25353.miles@milessabin.com>

Peter Furniss wrote,
> but I know, or suspect, that this will be a document written by Mark
> Baker which explains or expands on how all you need is HTTP and URIs
> and that it is intended to reinforce his arguments on the virtues of
> RESTfulness. Probably explaining how the HTTP verbs and appropriate
> returned URIs allow it to be used for coordination (in a sense
> understood by said Mark Baker, but probably not quite as I understand
> it). The document will be in English, with perhaps a few diagrams. It
> is very likely to be an html document, but will definitely be
> something that my (and at least any recent) browser will be able to
> handle without additional downloads or plugins.

LOL ... well, we were both wrong on that.

I'm sure I could tease out a lesson from this on how the _lack_ of 
appropriate shared context can lead to disappointed expectations and 
frustrated communication. But I'm too busy being amused that Mark 
thinks that machines will just "know" what to do with arbitrary stuff 
whilst publishing XML (with a MIME type of text/plain at that) for 
human consumption.

Cheers,


Miles
Received on Monday, 6 January 2003 17:04:57 GMT

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