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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> Google is an extremely simple and predictable system. I type in the URL, it
> sends me a search page. I type in a string, it sends me the addresses of
> documents that contain or relate to that string. I click on an address, it
> sends me the document. Not very deep, action wise. The essence of statelessness
> is that it is all just mail.
What does that mean? If I'm already lost I'm not going to make much
progress through the rest of your message which builds upon this
seemingly key point.
> "Resources are conceptual objects. **Representations** of them are delivered
> across the web in HTTP messages....web services will use individual data objects
> as endpoints"
> What is in the message? We aren't sending the object. We are sending a URI, yes?
> We are sending a message to an address, right? Email.
> We might expect something to be sent back. Email.
So every transfer of bits across a network is email to you? FTP is