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

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I've been studiously avoiding this topic... but hey, it's almost 
Friday ;-)

> >... I am just viewing this as
> > a rather spirited debate, though I'll confess to some frustration
> > trying to converse with folks who seem to think that rich
> > distributed systems can be constructed using purely the semantics
> > of GET and POST. The simple fact is, that is too constraining.
> Actually, we advise using GET, POST, PUT and DELETE. 

FWIW. I wrote a distirbuted hypermedia/collaborative system back in 
the late 80's where everything used s-expressions. That system only 
had GET, SET and CALL... DELETE was  (set foo nil).... I said to Paul 
and Mark offline that one of my objections to using HTTP for 
everything is not how *simple* it is, but how complex it is... 

That said, whether using HTTP as Paul and Mark are espousing is 
applicable or not is an open question. I'd personally prefer to see 
the same ideas applied to the design of a protocol optimized for the 
usage pattern.


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