2785Re: [rest-discuss] Groove Web Services
- Nov 5, 2002From: "Phil Eskelin" <philip.eskelin@...>
>All other arguments aside, I strongly disagree that a REST developer would
> Regarding Groove Web Services, my thought is that their interface may in
> fact be very RESTful, but the sentence you quote above leads me to believe
> that nothing has changed - more hype than anything. A REST developer who
> *really* got it would call them like they are: GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE.
> And that same developer would know that SOAP was irrelevant.
only get it right if they were to use HTTP verbs. HTTP verbs have specific,
limited meanings that are not necessarily a good match with the Groove Web
Services. It is just as RESTful to create ones own set of verbs that
actually provide the exact functionality needed. While I admit that HTTP
(and its verbs) is fairly prolific, it is not the "be all, end all" of web
protocols. While HTTP is RESTful, not all things RESTful are HTTP.
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