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Re: No consensus on draft findings on Unsafe Methods (whenToUseGet-7)

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 13:47:54 -0700
Message-ID: <3CC476FA.DB88AF16@prescod.net>
To: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
CC: LMM@acm.org, www-tag@w3.org
Keith Moore wrote:
> > Leadership is the skill of getting others to follow.
> yup.  so if you want people to use GET for safe operations, you need to
> explain not only how to do it, but also why using GET instead of POST
> results in some benefit for their trouble.

I have personally done so at length, over and over again:

 * http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/02/06/rest.html
 * http://www.prescod.net/rest/rpc_for_get.html
 * http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200202/msg00909.html

Every day I get emails from people who tell me the completely understand
and have experienced the same benefits without consciously understanding
what they were doing. e.g

 * http://www.byte.com/documents/s=1113/byt20010816s0002/0820_udell.html

 Paul Prescod
Received on Monday, 22 April 2002 16:48:13 UTC

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