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Miles Sabin wrote:
> Perhaps the HTTPS server isn't the endpoint in the sense relevant to the
> security constraint ... but it will see the cleartext URI.
That makes sense.
REST is about integrating systems using the Web and not tunnelling them
through the Web. Rich is absolutely right that this is outside of the
scope of REST and I think is one of the core philosophical distinction
between SOAP/WSDL/et. al. and REST.
HTTP can of course be used to tunnel (POST: don't ask, don't tell). But
REST is an integration architecture: tunnelling of proprietary protocols
is precisely what it is designed to *replace*.
Come discuss XML and REST web services at:
Open Source Conference: July 22-26, 2002, conferences.oreillynet.com
Extreme Markup: Aug 4-9, 2002, www.extrememarkup.com/extreme/