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Re: Stateful Web Services...

From: Walden Mathews <waldenm@optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 17:57:28 -0400
To: "Mullins, Chalon" <Chalon.Mullins@schwab.com>
Cc: www-ws@w3.org
Message-id: <014f01c4be02$48b88200$d5d4a8c0@WALDENNOTEBOOK>

Chalon,

| <CM> Well, I agree about going "stateless," but as the dialog that started
| this point explained, I think we have differences over just what that
means.


Yes, that is usually the problem.  "Stateless" in this context usually
means not storing conversational state on the server.  It does not imply
that you can build server applications that need no storage!  Nor
does it imply anything about what clients can store.

> If I had to transfer all the balances and positions for my customers each
> time so that I could value a portfolio, I would never be able to handle
the
> hundreds of thousands of concurrent users we do every day.

That's not conversational state you're talking about.

Regards,
Walden Mathews
Received on Friday, 29 October 2004 21:57:30 GMT

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