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Re: FW: LC Comments: Web Method Feature

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 23:33:19 -0400
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020705233319.Q10550@www.markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 11:56:21AM -0600, Champion, Mike wrote:
> I've totally lost
> track of what *else* you (MB) want SOAP 1.2 to actually say to encourage
> RESTfulness.

I don't need it to say any more.  I just don't want it to say any less
than it already does, which is why this thread started.

The rest of this discussion is to try to point out (in a round about
way) that GET is an application semantic, like getStockQuote, or
getPurchaseOrder.  You wouldn't think of tunneling through getStockQuote
would you?

String weather = getStockQuote( "getWeather( 'Ottawa' )" );

If that looks odd to you, it should; it's what you're doing when you
tunnel through HTTP.

(I've reused that argument before with little effect, but I liked it
so there it is again)

MB
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Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
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