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RE: Issue 169: Propose http method in the operation interface to simplify http binding.

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 09:47:19 +0100
Message-ID: <2B7789AAED12954AAD214AEAC13ACCEF2709DA34@i2km02-ukbr.domain1.systemhost.net>
To: <hugo@w3.org>, <sanjiva@watson.ibm.com>
Cc: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Hugo wrote:

> I remember, during the discussions around @safe, some people 
> arguing that an operation could be safe while not having the 
> semantics of GET.

i argued that way, and still believe that operation safety is 
orthogonal to the 'method' employed. 

i also still see safety as an abstract concept and not tied to just 
HTTP e.g. getStockQuote could be bound to a message queue and safety 
would indicate if the binding could use a non-destructive read. 

conversely it allows the indication of a getStockQuote using SOAP over 
HTTP POST to be also marked as being "safe".

so i disagree with DaveO when he says adding @method="GET" to the 
interface means we can do away with @safe.

Received on Tuesday, 13 July 2004 04:47:28 UTC

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