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From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 23:23:24 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200202070423.XAA03692@markbaker.ca>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com (Noah Mendelsohn)
Cc: mnot@mnot.net ('Mark Nottingham'), skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com (Williams Stuart), xml-dist-app@w3.org
> The only difference I see per web architecture between
> http://numbers.com/multiply?inputnumber1="3"+inputnumber2="4"
> and 
> http://numbers.com/?operation="multiply"+inputnumber1="3"+inputnumber2="4"
> is that we can guess that to implement both multiplication and division, 
> the first style would result in two separate parameterized web resources 
> (a multiplying resource, and a dividing resource) while the second would 
> use a single parameterized resource (an arithmetic resource).  I don't see 
> the two as deeply different from a web architecture point of view.

The difference is that in the former form, a user doesn't know whether
the operation being performed is multiplication or division.

In the latter form, the client is required to specify the desired

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Wednesday, 6 February 2002 23:34:11 UTC

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