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RE: [getf] Proposal for Web-friendly representation of RPC's in SOAP

From: John J. Barton <John_Barton@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 17:58:43 -0700
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To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, "Henrik Frystyk Nielsen" <henrikn@microsoft.com>, "Williams, Stuart" <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org

At 07:14 PM 5/31/2002 -0400, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:

>Joshua Allen writes:
> >> If you do a PUT on a resource and then you do a GET on
> >> that same resource, the response body for the GET
> >> should be the same thing that you PUT.
>I'm not so sure.

<snip nice analysis by noah...>

To say the same thing crudely: the Web is not a file system.
The logic of a file system does not apply.

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