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Re: HTTP binding options

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 13:59:20 -0500
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: Web Services Description <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1068490760.18292.300.camel@jfouffa.w3.org>

On Mon, 2003-11-10 at 13:47, Mark Baker wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 09:51:11AM -0500, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> > My concern here has nothing to do with REST, but with HTTP. We should
> > take advantage of its functionalities.
> FWIW, REST, or at least an important part of it, is a guide to how to
> take *full* advantage of HTTP.  So if, as you say, your concern is with
> HTTP, then it should also be with REST.

Enabling the Web architecture in WSDL should be the primary goal. True
enough, an important part of the REST architecture has been baked in the
Web Architecture, but reducing the debate of the HTTP binding around
REST is misleading. WSDL and SOAP must be able to use the URI space, and
take advantage of the HTTP protocol.

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