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Re: REST has too many verbs


Re:  REST has too many verbs
On Monday 11 February 2002 02:02 pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Simon seems to want *0* verbs. You wanted 3. I think that's a
> difference not just in degree, but in fundamental architecture.

Actually, Simon and I were much in agreement. at the lowest level... 
the system I built essentially did what he said, but instead of XML, 
used S-expressions. The "3 verbs" I refererred to were the 3 
fundamental building blocks of the entire system because these were 
the ways in which system state could be modified. In other words, the 
outer-most expressions always evaluated to one of the 3 verbs ,in a 
given context (this last part is important).

> The complaints about HTTP that you and Simon are making seem quite
> vague and seem to me to be rooted in pre-judging rather than
> evaluating. Try HTTP for a system. 

I have. 

My complaints with HTTP, and I'm sure Simon's too, are based on 
experience with both the standard, and implementations of systems 
using it... and experience with *other* systems.


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