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

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> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] 
> Definitely.  But XML builds on a solid foundation - 
> locally-labeled nested hierarchical structures.  HTTP builds 
> on a pile of headers with limited hierarchies and ad hoc structure.

The data structure underpinning a HTTP message is a roughly a list of
key value pairs. The data structure underlying XML is a roughly a tree.
As I see it these data structures are appropriate for the respective
tasks at hand. What is more solid about trees than maps in the HTTP

Bill de hÓra


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