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Re: [xml-dev] Marketplace XML Vocabularies

Expanding on Len's comments a bit - one of the aspects I'm trying to see pushed on the RESTful Services point is the same notion that the data representations are fundamentally declarative and without explicit meaning until a processor is inserted into the equation by the consumer of that representation. A web widget that pulls in an Atom feed and displays the content is a processor of that atom feed. The notion of RESTful services ultimately comes down to the idea that the consumer of resources and feeds should have no fundamental knowledge of the intent of the producer of those representations. This is the difference from most SOAP-type services, in which process is ultimately assumed as part of the link vector - intent (and hence meaning) exists there, and it is the presence of that intent which creates coupling. Or at least that's the way that I read it.

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