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REST and SOAP

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 16:23:36 -0400
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Cc: tbray@textuality.com, connolly@w3.org, paul@prescod.net, dorchard@bea.com, mnot@mnot.net
Message-ID: <OFD1763A76.EC7F48AE-ON85256BA5.006EE678@lotus.com>
As many of you distApp readers may be aware, there has been a spirited
discussion on the W3C TAG (Technical Architecture Group) mailing list [1]
regarding the role of REST [2] on the Web.  A particular point of concern
has been whether SOAP is consistent with REST.  Several people have made
proposals, and I posted one at [3] this morning.  For some reason, it seems
to be stuck in the mail reflector -- it's in the archives but as of a few
minutes ago nobody had received it.

Since not everyone on distApp reads www-tag, I thought I'd point out my
proposal.   Indeed, were it not for the involvement of the Tag, this would
be a subject for discussion on distApp.  As it is, I suggest discussion of
my proposal (and the others) on the Tag list, but note some of the
guidelines for proper use of that list...it's not a free-for-all.
Discussion should be to the point, and focussed on helping the tag to
figure out how SOAP fits with REST.  If this gets into a major protocols
design discussion, we'll probably have to figure out how to move it to
distApp.  Thanks.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/
[2] http://www1.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/top.htm
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Apr/0271.html

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