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   Re: [xml-dev] A question about REST and transaction isolation

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"K. Ari Krupnikov" wrote:

>Client does presentation, server does business logic. Is that not in
>line with REST?
Nope.  Tiered applications and REST are not the same thing.  REST only 
defines constraints on how to handle identifiable resources.  It doesn't 
care whether you are trying to use a thin or thick client.  It only 
cares about the resources.  You could have *all* of you business logic 
in the client (with none on the server) and it still wouldn't matter to 
REST.  Note, however, that complex RESTful applications are difficult to 
implement in a browser without using Javascript, Java, Flash, etc.  The 
very fact that browsers only support two HTTP methods is an indication 
that they are not suited (by themselves) for the sort of thing you want 
to do.

Seairth Jacobs


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