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Re: Web-friendly SOAP

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 20:28:21 -0400
To: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020625202821.D18522@www.markbaker.ca>

On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 02:36:10PM -0700, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
> > 
> >...
> > 
> > Not to rain on your parade but I think it's stretching it to say that
> > the only universally applicable application is and forever will be HTTP
> > :)
> I don't think that's what he said. I interpreted it as: "If you try to
> make a protocol that revolves around URIs, and you start with a specific
> goal in mind but then start generalizing it, you will end up with GET,
> PUT, POST, DELETE, just as HTTP has."

That's pretty much it, though I'm not sure what you mean by "start with
a specific goal in mind".  I mean, once you decide that you're designing
an application protocol that can accept any URI, then you've
automatically committed yourself to being as general as possible.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Tuesday, 25 June 2002 20:17:51 UTC

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