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   Re: [xml-dev] Traditional RPC

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Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> On Sunday 17 February 2002 04:51 pm, Mike Champion wrote:
> > This is not a new religion that some geeks are evangelizing.
> > Everyone who GETs a URL is using REST; it was a design principle
> > of HTTP and we have all been "speaking REST all along without
> > knowing it."
> I think you've got the horse before the cart. REST is a formalism
> based on the model of HTTP, not the other way around.

I think that you're both half right and half wrong. HTTP always had the
seeds of REST in it, but it was not named. Once REST was named and
formalized it guided the (considerable!) further evolution of HTTP.

 Paul Prescod


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