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

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> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]: 
> You have three choices when exchanging information;
> 1. agree on the intent of the exchange out-of-band
> 2. agree on the intent of the exchange in-band
> 3. derive the intent

You have to go out of band at some point, always. Maybe simply to obtain
the codec that sends and receives information. Maybe because you have to
ground things in something to communicate and the world is its own best
model (or if you prefer Wittgenstein, the world is all that is the
case). Maybe because it's obvious that you can't build the band without
going outside it.

I don't see a huge difference between 2 and 3. 

Overall, these aren't exclusive choices; maybe you aren't saying that
they are. 

Bill de hÓra


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