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

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2002 20:59:58 -0400
To: "Henrik Frystyk Nielsen" <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Cc: distobj@acm.org, joshuaa@microsoft.com, skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFE7C7CEDD.4FF1D842-ON85256BCD.000696D7@lotus.com>

OK. thanks.  that is very helfpul (I.e. Henrik's explanation of PUT.) 
Obviously I am not expert in nuances of  HTTP, and very much appreciate 
the tutorial from those who are.

I must say that, while I am sure that your are absolutely right in what 
you say about HTTP and PUT, it seems somewhat architecturally strange to 
me.  My impression was that resources could only be known through 
representations, so it seems odd to me that with PUT one asserts the 
actual state of the resource. 

Nonetheless, whether it suits my taste or not, it is certainly not the 
point of our current SOAP exercise to quibble with current HTTP practice. 
Since I presume that your explanation accurately describes how PUT is 
viewed in practice, I withdraw my suggestion to use PUT with SOAP.  I had 
made the suggestion only because I had presumed it represented a more 
appropriate use of HTTP in certain cases;  you have convinced me that, for 
better or worse, it would not be.   Many thanks for the clear explanation!

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