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Re: Regular Web of Things call on scripting API

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 17:43:12 +0000
Cc: Benjamin Francis <bfrancis@mozilla.com>, "public-wot-ig@w3.org" <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <14385650-3A11-49A1-AC91-18C41A193F92@w3.org>
To: "Kis, Zoltan" <zoltan.kis@intel.com>

> On 7 Nov 2016, at 13:12, Kis, Zoltan <zoltan.kis@intel.com> wrote:
> We agree that the mother of all is the REST API. 

In my personal opinion, I think that requires some qualification.  The interaction exposed to applications (properties, actions events) should be decoupled from the communication patterns and protocols, given that the requirements vary so much from one domain to another.  The Web of things needs to work with existing platforms, and this includes those that use REST, but we shouldn’t exclude platforms and protocols that aren’t based upon REST.  That said, it is pretty clear that we need good ways to express REST in the communications metadata, and to characterise how the lifecycle and operations on things map to the REST primitives.  It isn’t clear to me that we need a REST API though.

   Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org <mailto:dsr@w3.org>>

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