1168Re: [rest-discuss] Re: GoogleAPI is Rest?
- May 1, 2002
> WSDL for HTTP is -- as far as I can tell -- exactly as functional asPoint taken.
> WSDL for SOAP. That doesn't mean that WSDL is REST-ful, but it does mean
> that your next sentence is misleading:
> > SOAP-RPC already offers solutions to all of the above.
> How does SOAP-RPC handle "event models"????By allowing SOAP-RPC to be transported over event protocols such as JMS,
and by having a more fleshed out model for intermediaries. Precanned
support for HTTP intermediaries is limited to real time proxying.
Otherwise you have to get out the power tools and write a gateway by hand,
which is too low level a job for most projects.
Rather than argue over the details of what is and isn't available, lets
focus on building. People are getting the impression -- false IMO -- that
REST is a religious war. That's what Sam Ruby was mainly reacting to, and
what Dave Winer has been ranting about on scripting news. The kind of
obscurantia that we've been arguing over, e.g. URI opacity, needs to be
solved and polished well enough to allow app developers to focus on
application needs. I don't believe anyone here thinks that's already
Maybe evangelizing is a part of the work. For example, make the point
that service description tools, specifically Visual .NET, apply equally to
REST development. So let's do it. but let's not fool ourselves into
thinking that once somone embraces the one true faith they'll find full
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