19450Re: [rest-discuss] the meaning of stateless
- May 10, 2013Mark Baker wrote:
>I agree with Roy about POST lacking visibility, but agree with your
> I concluded that I disagreed with Roy about the lack of visibility in
> a POST message. Certainly POST semantics are entirely opaque beyond
> the oft-discussed-here "process this" practically-transport semantic,
> but that doesn't impact the meaning of the rest of the message for
> many purposes, e.g. archival [...]
point that this is no reason to throw the "REST" of the style to the
breeze when using POST.
My takeaway from Roy's post is that the style transcends the limitations
of HTTP, so method choice when pragmatism mandates POST is less
interesting than how the system works. IOW, I don't see much daylight
between your position and Roy's.
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