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Re: Do RESTifarians want anything from the WSA that they don't already have?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 13:57:28 -0400
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020801135728.B31420@www.markbaker.ca>

You have a knack for getting caught by SpamAssassin, Mike. 8-O

On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 11:14:22AM -0600, Champion, Mike wrote:
> Seriously, is there anything that a REST practicioner needs from the WSA
> that isn't already in HTTP+XML+SOAP1.2?  A declarative description language?
> A common security framework?  A way of grouping transactions that span a
> single HTTP invocation?  

For sure, there's all sorts of new extensions we can identify, including
many that people have been talking about all along; transactions,
conversations, reliability, routing, etc...  But they should all be
defined within the architectural constraints of the Web, which is what I
mean by suggesting that REST is sufficient (i.e. the architectural style
is sufficient, but the system that implements - the Web - it may not
be).  The vast majority of WS specs that have been published to date,
were not developed with these constraints in mind.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Thursday, 1 August 2002 13:57:31 UTC

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