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Re: FW: LC Comments: Web Method Feature

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 10:13:22 -0400
To: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
Cc: "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020703101322.G10550@www.markbaker.ca>


I think my response to Stuart should answer your first question.

On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 01:24:54PM +0100, Marc Hadley wrote:
> All good questions. I don't think the MEP and web method feature (as 
> currently formulated) are particularly orthogonal. I wonder if a better 
> formulation might be to add an optional "safe" feature instead of the 
> existing web method feature such that the HTTP binding will use GET only 
> when the MEP is response and the "safe" feature is set ?

While GET is safe, not all safe methods are GET.  For example, HEAD is

I have to admit to being confused by the suggestions to derive the
method.  Why is that desirable?  A developer has to know what methods
are being invoked.  How else can they get their job done?

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
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