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

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 14:27:21 -0500
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040129142721.W2245@www.markbaker.ca>

I just wanted to say that I quite liked the REST/Web material that was
there, especially the comparison text.  It's not perfect, but good
enough to, I think, make many readers wonder why REST wasn't adopted as
a base style for Web services.  It would have been nice to have seen an
answer for *that* question; it used to be because REST was felt to
require humans in the loop, and while I know some still feel that way, I
wonder what the motivation is for others?  That it doesn't matter; that
regardless of technical merit, all one needs is widespread support?
i.e.  that REST might have worked, but we're doing SOA now, so nah nah
neeny nah? 8-)  I'm seriously curious.

Now that the WG is no more (I assume, as the charter expired on Monday),
this is off the record, so feel free to let it all hang out.


On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:34:49PM -0600, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) wrote:
>  - Clarifies the architectural relationship between the Web and Web
> services.
>  - Clarifies the relationship between Web services and REST.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2004 14:29:03 UTC

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