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   Re: [xml-dev] REST has too many verbs

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On Mon, 2002-02-11 at 15:47, Mike Champion wrote:
> 2/11/2002 4:16:14 PM, "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
> >You seem to have visions of a completely different set of problems than
> >the ones which interest me.  If you want to go build immense corporate
> >portals, go to it.  
> Uh, yeah, that's what the various REST/HTTP/WebServices/WS-I threads have in 
> common -- people are trying to leverage this Web stuff to build immense 
> corporate and trans-corporate systems.  You are quite sane to avoid this knotty 
> issue, but it's not a luxury that many of us have.  Sigh.

Maybe it's time to start looking harder for that luxury, instead of
putting up with the received wisdom of "if we build a huge centralized
system, everything will work better."

The longer we spend on that set of knotty issues, and the more we
privilege work that address those issues, the less time we have to
consider alternatives that might just make our lives a lot easier and
keep a lot of us sane.

The mainstream will be the mainstream until enough people (and
organizations) leave it.  Risk is scary, but change doesn't happen
without it.

Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!


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