W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-ws-arch@w3.org > January 2003

Re: Summing up on visibility(?)

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:53:58 +0000
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-Id: <200301101553.58327.miles@milessabin.com>

Mark Baker wrote,
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 11:25:56AM +0000, Miles Sabin wrote:
> > The question for me then becomes: are the a priori knowledge
> > requirements for the REST architecture more, equally or less
> > demanding than those for the alternatives?
> That's one perfectly valid way to look at it, but we already went
> down that path and couldn't reach agreement.


> Would you agree that another perfectly valid way to look at it would
> be as I said before; "Suffice it to say that this is an alternate
> means of doing the same thing, while respecting the uniform interface
> constraint."

Only with the rider that tightening the interface constraint will entail 
loosening some other constraint. It's all swings and roundabouts.

My problem with your way of formulating the problem is that it seems to 
focus near exclusively on one particular aspect. You want to optimize 
wrt that axis, and I'm pointing out that there are many axes and that a 
global optimum doesn't necessarily coincide with a one-dimensional one.


Received on Friday, 10 January 2003 10:54:44 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:41:02 UTC