Re: Great piece on RSS
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: >... > The bit that other's opinions of something are > more important than the vendor's statements > is not only dumb, but flies directly in the > face of how contracting actually works. I > can consult the newspaper or even the Better > Business Bureau and get opinions, but when it > comes time to sign on the dotted line, I > want the documents from the participating > parties. This argument leads to the same place that REST does. When you want to know what services IBM offers, you ask IBM, not uddi.microsoft.com. *At best* you treat information from uddi.microsoft.com as a *hint* and go to IBM for the canonical stuff. * http://www.blogstream.com/pauls/1034221895/index_html But that's not how UDDI works. > UDDI may not be the best player, > but it does have the quality that what one > asserts one must back up. This is provably false. Do I need to register myself as a space tourism business to prove this to you? > ... Using Google, > anyone can say anything about anyone or > anything and that is far too easy to game. If you believe everything you read on either Google or UDDI, I've got a time share business I'll register. Furthermore, all of this "you get what you pay for" stuff is pure FUD. Who can I pay for quality information in a UDDI repository? Google is free. UDDI is free. Yahoo is free. Meerkat is free. Three of the four have proven themselves as solving real-world problems. One hasn't. There are also many pay-to-play registries and there is certainly an important role for them. Payment mechanism is totally orthogonal to REST, as is signing. But I don't know why I'm arguing this with you. Even most afficinados of web services admit UDDI is a dead end. If you want to hold out hope for it, please turn out the light when you leave. Paul Prescod
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