Re: Doing Web services right
On Tue, 11 Mar 2003 22:09:48 -0500, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@s...> wrote: > > Perhaps it's not later bound, but it's very different stuff. Fair enough, but that trail takes us off into permathread land, and I don't want to go there. I was wondering specifically about late binding. > Then again, I've argued more than once that REST has too many verbs, and > that passing nouns from place to place should be enough. Ooooohhhh, the declarative-procedural controversy, the mother of permathreads :-) I'll stay out of that too. But seriously, I agree with Eliotte Harold's suggestion that someone (us collectively?) try to characterize the features that distinguish *technically* successful large- scale sites from those that are hard to use, fragile, unreliable, etc. It would be very interesting if Fielding's notion of "sites that don't [expletive deleted]" is empirically supportable as well as theoretically elegant.
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