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Re: Web Services Architecture going forward (was Re: REST wrap-up )

From: Tyler Close <list@waterken.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 16:10:52 -0800
To: Michael Champion <mc@xegesis.org>
Cc: '''www-ws-arch@w3.org ' ' ' <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200402281610.52222.list@waterken.net>

On Tue February 10 2004 05:04 am, Michael Champion wrote:
> - Finally, RESTifarians might want to produce
> specs/explanations/examples at the level of detail and quality of the
> WS-* specs if they want to be taken seriously be the industry.  (E.g.,
> how do do transactions, authentication, encryption negotiation,
> reliable messaging across multiple hops, etc. without SOAP).  How about
> you folks discussing how to make that happen, or pointing others to
> material that already exists?

I don't know about clan associations, but I do have most of the
technical pieces you ask for. (I don't believe in hops.)

Start with the white paper at:


You could then play with the sample web service / web application


This is a simple file manager, combined with a web site for
viewing the edited files. The combination is like a very primitive
wiki. Try replacing the '.html' extension of URLs with '.xml' to
see the web service interface.

If you're intrigued, you can dig into the specs linked to from:


If you're still there, you can download an OpenSource
implementation of all of the above at:


Happy hacking,

The union of REST and capability-based security.
Received on Saturday, 28 February 2004 19:16:05 UTC

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