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Re: Stateful Web Services...

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 14:14:06 -0400
To: "Mullins, Chalon" <Chalon.Mullins@schwab.com>
Cc: 'Savas Parastatidis' <Savas.Parastatidis@newcastle.ac.uk>, www-ws@w3.org, Ian Foster <foster@mcs.anl.gov>, Carl Kesselman <carl@ISI.EDU>, Steve Graham <sggraham@us.ibm.com>, Steve Tuecke <tuecke@mcs.anl.gov>
Message-ID: <20041029181406.GA14710@markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 08:30:31AM -0700, Mullins, Chalon wrote:
> You cannot scale large systems if you have to assume all state has to be
> transferred every time.

Actually, the opposite is true.  The largest information systems we
humans have built have been stateless.  The Web (at least the bulk of it
which doesn't use cookies) is perhaps the best example, but email would
be another one.

See;

http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/rest_arch_style.htm#sec_5_1_3

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