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

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On Monday 11 February 2002 21:51, you wrote:

> getFile(), getName(), getArticle(), getStockQuote() were what we had
> *before* the Web.  I can't see any reason to go back after seeing
> what can be achieved with GET.

Thinking on different scales. An object-oriented distributed hypermedia 
system would have getName() et al depending on the precise class of object 
involved - and a standard interface, getUserView(), that returns HTML or 

With the Web, we got the HTML-retrieval part and now we have to do all this 
XML mess to get back to getName() and friends (computer-accessible 


                               Alaric B. Snell
 http://www.alaric-snell.com/  http://RFC.net/  http://www.warhead.org.uk/
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