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   Re: [xml-dev] Exposing resources/services vs hiding implementation detai

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On Apr 5, 2005 7:11 PM, Bill de hÓra <bill.dehora@propylon.com> wrote:

> > *if* your users do far more read operations than create/update/delete
> > operations, and there is a high probability that a document that is
> > retrieved once will be requested again soon..  Very true on the Web.
> > Not true for data enty applications.  Nightmarishly difficult in the
> > distributed read/write case.
> Don't understand the last bit - nightmarishly difficult how? 

I was thinking of the quote attributed to Phil Karlton
(http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200001/msg00170.html) "There
are only two hard problems in computer science, cache invalidation and
naming things."

 Hmm, REST assumes that both of them have been solved <duck>.


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