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Re: REST wrap-up (was Re: Web Services Architecture Document

From: Josh Sled <jsled@asynchronous.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 16:08:39 -0500
To: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Cc: "He, Hao" <Hao.He@thomson.com.au>, Michael Champion <mc@xegesis.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040206210839.GA26067@phoenix.sover.net>

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 02:57:47PM -0600, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) wrote:

| From having discussed this with you in the past, I think that the
| experiences you are basing this on have been within the enterprise.  I
| think that the capabilities SOAP brings to the table become much more
| obviously necessary when you start looking at B2B.  In addition, we are
| beginning to find problems within the enterprise of a similar nature
| because ... Well, maybe I don't want to go into that in this forum.

I'm hoping you can go into a bit in this forum...

You seem to be arguing that RPC is required due to some fundamental
B2B difficulty?

But the most expansive and capable B2B network I can think of is the
existing, RESTful Web.

I'm curious about the requirements of the problem you're seeing, and
why the style of the existing Web needs to be a concession within the
architecture document regarding Web services.

I'm also at odds with Mike Champion's statement that RPC works well
within a well-managed environment ["within the enterprise"], which also
doesn't seem to be a characteristic of the Web, but has a large focus in
the architecture document.

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