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

From: Jim Webber <Jim.Webber@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 01:24:05 -0000
Message-ID: <37E80E80B681A24B8F768D607373CA801CC762@largo.campus.ncl.ac.uk>
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>


> I'll just briefly mention 
> again, that if you study enough Internet scale systems 
> (email, Web, instant messaging, even the telephone network), 
> you'll find that they *ALL* have one thing in common; a 
> constrained interface derived from an application abstraction 
> (respectively, an inbox, a resource, a user, and a telephone 
> line).  I don't believe that's a coincidence.

You're absolutely right. Web Services has an application abstraction too
- it's a "(SOAP) message."

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