RE: The range of the HTTP dereference function

GET and PUT are not provably safe but acceptable 
for most stateless transactions.  If she really 
wants the ring and paper, you'll have to POST 
of SMTP but given the viral problems with attachments, you 
may wish to declare and sign a CONOPs then use 
a more direct interface that has been tested and 
vetted such as SOAP and RPC.  Given requirements 
for bidirectionality, and persistence of the connection, 
it will have to be "off the web".


-----Original Message-----
From: Roy T. Fielding []

And no, I don't interact with my girlfriend via HTTP.  She only
accepts requests via SMTP, tel, and a few other less standardized
access mechanisms.

Received on Friday, 19 April 2002 09:40:21 UTC