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Re: Web-friendly SOAP

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 20:28:21 -0400
To: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020625202821.D18522@www.markbaker.ca>

On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 02:36:10PM -0700, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
> > 
> >...
> > 
> > Not to rain on your parade but I think it's stretching it to say that
> > the only universally applicable application is and forever will be HTTP
> > :)
> 
> I don't think that's what he said. I interpreted it as: "If you try to
> make a protocol that revolves around URIs, and you start with a specific
> goal in mind but then start generalizing it, you will end up with GET,
> PUT, POST, DELETE, just as HTTP has."

That's pretty much it, though I'm not sure what you mean by "start with
a specific goal in mind".  I mean, once you decide that you're designing
an application protocol that can accept any URI, then you've
automatically committed yourself to being as general as possible.

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