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> > 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.
> What does that have to do with REST then?
Hmm, I must be missing something.
Each of those methods returns a representation of something; a file, a
name, an article, a stock quote. REST says that all of those actions
can be generalized with a single verb, GET, and that the noun should be
identified by a URI.
But you knew that, right?
Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. firstname.lastname@example.org