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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: Building Web Services the REST Way

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7/3/2002 11:50:21 PM, Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com> wrote:

>I think it is important to distinguish between "the Web works because it 
>is a RESTful architecture" and "the web works; its architecture is 
>thus..."  The latter formulation admits the possibility that, for 
>example, an awful lot of effort made something mediocre work.

That's an awfully interesting question.  The Web is allegedly living proof for a number of pet 
theories -- REST, the network effect, the 80/20 rule, memetic contagion, emergence, etc.  I wonder 
which really were necessary, and if any were sufficient, conditions?


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