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"Bulk load" get/set

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 22:11:46 -0400
To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030929221146.I9630@www.markbaker.ca>

> David:    Do you see a need for a bulk load capability to make realistic 
>           use?

Absolutely.  I'm surprised this wasn't part of the proposal, given all
the emphasis being placed on "coarse grained" interfaces over the past
couple of years.

So, I propose that interfaces with attributes implicitly support two
operations, GET and PUT.  GET would return an XML document which
contains a serialized form of all attributes, and PUT would accept an
XML document and update the value of the attributes to those reflected
in that document.

(any resemblance to HTTP GET and PUT is entirely intentional 8-)

Mark.
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Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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