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

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On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 20:06 -0400, Michael Champion wrote:
> 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>.

Oh brother.  So does:

relational DBMS
The Internet
The Web

[snip 1000 other examples]

and *drum roll please*

Wizard Web Services (i.e. the sort you advocate)

It's a miracle we get *anything* accomplished, despite hard problems,

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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