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Jim Ancona scripsit:
> - Providing a block of data, such as the result of submitting a
> form, to a data-handling process;
It's this clause, IMHO, that licenses the use of POST for retryable
retrieval; in essence the "block of data" is used to specify one
of a finite-but-large set of documents to retrieve (which of course
the server may need to compute or already have stored).
> Of course this is one of the REST proponents' objections to SOAP--if you want
> to fetch a document using the SOAP HTTP binding you must use an HTTP POST,
> which violates the semantics specified in the HTTP spec.
I think "violates" is too strong.
John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.reutershealth.com
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