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RE: Issue 169: Propose http method in the operation interface to simplify http binding.

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 11:46:01 +0100
Message-ID: <2B7789AAED12954AAD214AEAC13ACCEF2709D9DE@i2km02-ukbr.domain1.systemhost.net>
To: <mark.nottingham@bea.com>, <alewis@tibco.com>
Cc: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>, <dorchard@bea.com>

> I see this as EXACTLY equivalent to putting RPC "style" information 
> into the interface; all we're doing here is putting Web "style" 
> information into the interface.

so a criteria for putting information into the interface is "an abstract 
concept shared across multiple bindings". I think Dave's proposal
satisfies that WRT being shared, but maybe the name "webMethod" is 
too overloaded and not abstract enough for some (Amy)? 

> This requirement could be satisfied by defining a few new 
> "RESTful" style attribute URIs; e.g., 
> style="http://www.w3.org/.../GET". However, that's syntactically ugly 
> and unnecessary, which brings us back to issue 217. 

i'd agree it would be ugly, but would a change in syntax from 
style="list of URIs" to lax extensibility be "good enough" to keep 
the webMethod down inside the bindings? 

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