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

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On Tuesday 12 February 2002 09:30 am, Leigh Dodds wrote:
> interface Gettable
> {
>   String get();
> }
> class X implements Gettable {...}
> class Y implements Gettable {...}
> IOW, RESTful-ness is about relying on a standard interface
> to resources, which contains only four methods. The URI
> determines resource identity, i.e. the object to which the method
> is sent. The resources are polymorphic, in that the same operations
> may involve different processing once invoked.

Right. This, again, isn't unique to REST, but is one of it's 
distinguishing characteristics.

My point was not that this is a bad thing to do, simply that REST does 
not require GET... especially an HTTP get. REST emphasizes consistent 
minimal interfaces.... I want to cleave HTTP from REST so they can be 
evaluated individually.

FWIW. polymorphism is usually tied to a "typeof" or "instanceof" for 
dispatch as well.... 


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