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> 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*.
At this point, no one in the commercial world will put application
servers in the DMZ zone nor let connections to pass through the DMZ zone
unchecked. Or are you saying that REST is just for intranet