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RE: Issue 301: Universal Transport Binding

From: Mike Dierken <mike@dataconcert.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 11:41:01 -0700
Message-ID: <2AE31649CF989F4FB354F6D95EB0CE6E5CEF5A@xmlfmail.xmlfund.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Cc: "'Jacek Kopecky'" <jacek@systinet.com>

> -----Original Message-----

> HTTP (and REST) transfers resource representations, a 
> term that at least to me doesn't imply any commands. 
'Transfer' is the generalization of /all/ commands specified by HTTP - just
as 'invoke' is the generalization of /all/ commands issued via RPC (of some

The HTTP specializes 'transfer' into GET/PUT/POST/DELETE (the 'DELETE' is an
odd one though... 'transfer' might not be generalized enough).
An RPC system would specialize 'invoke' into
'debitChecking()/transferFunds()/logError()' etc.

Received on Thursday, 5 September 2002 14:42:03 UTC

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