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   Re: [xml-dev] What Does SOAP/WS Do that A REST System Can't?

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Rich Salz wrote:
>>>You've doubled the reliability, security, and server-state load,
>>>but it is RESTian.  For many applications that won't be enough.
>>Where do you get the factor of two from?
> Twice the number of HTTP messages, nothing more simple then that.

Not more complex, either. If you doubled the number of connections, that 
would double the load. Messages, I don't think so. What you have done is 
doubled the latency.

> As for server-state, the server now has to maintain state behind
> the GET'able URL, make sure that it's the same client coming back
> or otherwise deal with authorization decisions, etc.

Or encode the client identification in the URL.

Bob Foster


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