1184RE: [rest-discuss] Re: GoogleAPI is Rest?
- May 1, 2002
> -----Original Message-----?
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@...]
> I'm not Lucas. 8-)
> On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 10:22:32PM +0100, Bill de hÓra wrote:Maybe they're not exclusive, I'm not sure. A (network) protocol is
> > Are you saying the processing style depends on the
> underlying protocol
> > SOAP is carried over/through? I thought SOAP was supposed to be a
> > protocol.
> Those two things aren't inconsistent. WebDAV is both a
> protocol and an HTTP extension. SOAP can be used in the same
> way. Indeed, this is the only practical way in which SOAP
> can be used in a REST friendly manner (the other way being to
> recast REST semantics on top of SOAP - a horrible, horrible idea).
interesting insofar as it's a useful abstraction (of the network).
Having to think about SOAP and JMS, or SOAP and HTTP or SOAP and BEEP,
means I can't just think my application and SOAP, I may as well think
about App and JMS or App and HTTP or App and BEEP, and eliminate
superfluous noise. This is like C programming; machine power is traded
for programmer dissonance. Bad trade. I expect that programmers will
just think about the SOAP abstraction, bedamned the supporting protocol.
Bill de hOra
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