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Re: Magic

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 22:31:24 -0400
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030518223124.M21062@www.markbaker.ca>

Note that I have replied to Jim on www-ws@w3.org

For topics not directly related to the WG's mandate, I recommend others
do the same too.


On Sun, May 18, 2003 at 11:24:45AM +0100, Jim Webber wrote:
> Mark:
> > I like my lightbulb example.  It's worked on two previous 
> > occasions to give folks epiphanies;
> > 
> > GET on a URI returns "0" or "1" depending on the state of the 
> > bulb. PUT on that same URI with "0" turns the bulb off, "1" 
> > turns it on.
> This is a useful example, but I have to ask how I tell a lightbulb service
> from something else. In the SOAP and WSDL view of the world, I can tell
> where another service doesn't have the same interface as a lightbulb
> service. Although I admit that I cannot understand how to use it without a
> priori knowledge of its semantics (just like with the REST approach).
> Again, I would still like to see the code for this. While the interface
> level sounds slightly lighter weight (assuming HTTP where you would use 1
> GET and 1 POST versus my 2 POSTs), how does the implementation of this
> service compare to the SOA version? How would it be maintained over time?
> So, time to put up? :-)
> Jim

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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