Re: REST has too many verbs
On Monday 11 February 2002 04:51 pm, Mark Baker wrote: > There are many application protocols that retrieve stuff; FTP, IMAP, > NNTP, SMTP (VRFY & EXPN, for example). To generalize those into > "GET", plus a URI to identify what is being "gotten", was a stroke > of brilliance. I think it's questionable whether the unification has more to do with GET than with URI's themselves. FWIW. The unification happened a long time ago, before the WWW.... in the old days, email-><whatever> gateways existed.... I used them all the time to circumvent firewall policies ;-) > getFile(), getName(), getArticle(), getStockQuote() were what we had > *before* the Web. I can't see any reason to go back after seeing > what can be achieved with GET. What does that have to do with REST then?
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