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RE: Issue 301: Universal Transport Binding

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Date: 06 Sep 2002 12:39:40 +0200
To: Mike Dierken <mike@dataconcert.com>
Cc: XMLP Dist App <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1031308781.2446.5.camel@krava>

 what I meant by commands in that context was commands in the resource
representation, because SOAP, as used with HTTP, is transferred as a
resource representation but, as I wrote in other parts of the quoted
message, SOAP carries its own commands, at least in the mustUnderstand
and understood headers.
 Hope it's more clear,

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Senior Architect, Systinet Corporation

On Thu, 2002-09-05 at 20:41, Mike Dierken wrote:
> > -----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
> kind).
> 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.
> Mike	
Received on Friday, 6 September 2002 06:39:43 UTC

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