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   Re: [xml-dev] REST & types

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On Friday 01 March 2002 02:54 pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> First, you've taken one argument and acted as if it is many. The
> vast majority of the arguments for REST have nothing to do with
> programmer competency and everything to do with making systems that
> interoperate at scale versus in labs.

Interoperability at scale is a red herring. There are vast systems 
that interoperate that don't use REST.

A large part of the trend we see is toward very loosely coupled/typed 
systems and robustness in the face of evolution.... kind of the same 
thing that increasingly pushes us toward scripting languages vs. 
assembler. REST plays well here which is a large part of it's value.

> Second, it is very common in the security world to promote systems
> that promote security, because no system can in and of itself
> guarantee security.  I see nothing wrong with choosing an
> architecture because it might tend to lower the number of security
> holes.

Sure, but we haven't seen anything in REST that would truly reduce the 
number of holes.


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