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Re: Choreography and REST

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 22:48:08 -0400
Message-ID: <3D55D068.643911DE@prescod.net>
To: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>, www-ws-arch@w3.org

Geoff Arnold wrote:
> On Saturday, August 10, 2002, at 05:23  AM, Paul Prescod wrote:
> .... Nevertheless, nobody has yet presented a
> > problem solvable by SOAP/WSDL that does not lend itself to a REST
> > solution
> This appears to be a somewhat bizarre use of "lends itself to",
> especially
> in view of your agreement that REST is "not necessarily well suited
> to all problem domains". Is it the intention to force all problems into
> a Procrustean bed of RESTfulness, even those for which it is not
> well suited? The only alternative interpretation of the preceding
> seems to be that problems for which REST is not a suitable
> architectural style are out of scope, which seems rather
> question-begging....

If I could get a clear picture of the requirements scope for "web
services" then I could declare whether I think that REST fits or not.
But instead of a clear problem domain, the web services world tends to
be defined by its technologies, SOAP and WSDL. Therefore I formulated my
expression in terms of those standards. I can look at what problems
those standards are appropriate for and I see that REST is appropriate
to a superset of them.
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