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> Fieldings dissertation presents a number of architectural styles, and
> evaluates each of them within a defined context: distributed hypermedia.
> However he doesn't cover RPC in this classification (correct me if I'm wrong,
> I've only read through the whole thing once). RPC is mentioned in a
> later section  though.
Roy covers the "OORPC" style in 3.6.3, "Distributed Objects";
> So why not define RPC as an architectural style -- in all likelihood derived
> from others that Fielding does classify -- so it can be objectively compared
> to REST?
Anything-goes RPC is basically the null style because it defines no
constraints on component interaction. I assume that's why it didn't
get its own subsection in section 3. OORPC at least defines the
constraint that components are objects with identity.
Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. firstname.lastname@example.org