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

From: Mario Jeckle <mario@jeckle.de>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 21:15:02 +0100
Message-ID: <401ABB46.4050806@jeckle.de>
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org

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| But I think I answered you honestly and accurately, buried down in
| my farewell speech: The case for basing a services architecture on REST
| principles is not the consensus position in the industry, and does not
have
| enough documented technical evidence in its favor to warrant a radical
| overthrow of the consensus.

+1

I wholeheartedly second on this. I'm not within the REST-bashing camp
but I do think REST is too limited to provide a sound and flexible
approach to base a whole and extensive Web Service architecture on it.

Although, REST may be sufficient for some Web Services it is not
sufficient for all (consider intermediaries, header processing, etc.).

Mario
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