Re: Role of operations?

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 08:26:38AM +0200, Stefan Tilkov wrote:
> >Strongly agreed.  That's a forms language use case, since that  
> >possible
> >state transition is discovered at runtime.  That's what REST's
> >"hypermedia as the engine of application state" constraint is all  
> >about.
> >
> Now I'm starting to understand your point. Would you say that  
> describing the possible state transitions (the 'classes') statically  
> (in the description language), while still discovering and following  
> the actual transitions ('instances' ) at runtime, violates REST  
> principles?

Before I can answer that, I need to understand what you mean by that
distinction between "actual" and "possible" transitions.  As I see it,
"possible transition" is as good as it gets with REST because it's

Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.
Coactus; Web-inspired integration strategies

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