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Re: REST wrap-up (was Re: Web Services Architecture Document

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 22:53:55 -0500
To: Jim Webber <Jim.Webber@newcastle.ac.uk>
Cc: "He, Hao" <Hao.He@thomson.com.au>, David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>, Josh Sled <jsled@asynchronous.org>, "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>, Michael Champion <mc@xegesis.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040209225355.X27555@www.markbaker.ca>

On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 02:54:04AM -0000, Jim Webber wrote:
> Hao:
> > I would argue that the reason you want to limit the number of 
> > verbs is that we are consuming services.
> Fine. I can reduce the number of verbs from my original two (SEND and
> RECEIVE) to just one (SEND). That certainly seems like the minimum I can
> get away with, can the REST approach do any better :-)

If you hit "send", "receive", or "invoke", you've gone too far; you're
no longer at the application layer.  The uniform interface is as far as
you can generalize application semantics, by *definition*.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Received on Monday, 9 February 2004 22:54:28 UTC

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