Re: REST as RPC done right
Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote: > >... > So here's a question. If I *wanted* type safety what do I do? I'd be > most surprised if my dog (Japanese Chin FWIW) would respond to POST, > PUT, DELETE et al. http://www.prescod.net/rest/wrdl.html > ... Point being that you're really tunelling one > communication protocol over another *unless* the "generic" methods are > actually meaningful to the resource/application. > > Note that Roy explicitly talks about REST for "distributed hypermedia" > not for "distributed computing" in the general sense. Can you really make the case that GET/PUT/POST/DELETE are more appropriate to hypermedia than, let's say, e-commerce? I've read the HTTP spec and I don't see anything hypermedia specific about it. Plus, the W3C folks have always used a definition of hypermedia that meant: "all information, everywhere, hyperlinked." Paul Prescod
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