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On Tuesday 12 February 2002 06:59 pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> "REST is defined by four interface constraints: identification of
> resources; manipulation of resources through representations;*
> self-descriptive messages; and, hypermedia as the engine of
> application state."
> If you don't like REST, that's okay. Propose another model.
The overall architecture is fine... the point I was trying to make is
that if you don't know what you're going to get back when you ask for
the representation of a resource, you have a problem. Abstract
resources are an elegant idea, and very useful in some cases, but they
*can* fail the test of least surprise.