3647Re: [rest-discuss] Why do I care about visibility?
- May 1, 2003On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 08:42:36PM -0400, Chuck Hinson wrote:
> So, over the last year or so, I've worked my way through the variousWhat it said was pretty good though, even just this sentence;
> concepts of REST - resources, representations, hypermedia as the engine
> of application state, etc. And now I've come to visibility.
> I've been trying to get my mind around exactly what visibility means and
> why its important to REST. I think I have a vague sense of what it is,
> but I'm not sure I understand why its important. I took a look at
> Fielding's thesis, but I didn't see much at all on visibility.
"Visibility in this case refers to the ability of a component to monitor
or mediate the interaction between two other components. "
I think that says it all. Was there something in particular about that
definition that you had trouble with?
> Can someone give me an example of why and how visibility is importantGiven the definition, providing an example that doesn't use an
> (in REST). I suspect that one of the examples will involve proxies, so
> if someone could give an additional example that'd be even better.
intermediary would be tough. 8-)
Mark Baker. Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. http://www.markbaker.ca
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