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   Re: [xml-dev] Categories of Web Service messages: data-oriented vs acti

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Michael Kay wrote:
> > > With a data-only message, how would you send a delete request?
> >
> > You send a delete request to the URI that represents the
> > thing you want
> > not to exist anymore. HTTP has a method for this but of
> > course you could
> > use a SOAP method call or whatever.
> Exactly. It's not a data-only message, it's data with an action attached to
> it. I prefer where possitble to represent the action as part of the message
> rather than as part of the protocol at the next level down the protocol
> stack.

I think that we are on different wavelengths. What data does a DELETE
message need? You have a URI for the object you want to delete, you just
delete it.

 Paul Prescod


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