4551Re: REST for P2P application?
- Oct 6, 2004Thanks for the input Bryan. I think I will be going with non-resolvable URIs (ie, URNs) to separate resource identity from resource location, as location is such a sticky thing to pin down in my case.
--- In email@example.com, "thompsonbry" <thompsonbry@s...> wrote:
> REST != HTTP. HTTP provides a protocol that can be used REST-fully
> in many ways, but it can also be used non-REST-fully. I don't know
> the Jabber protocol, but you may be able to use that REST-fully also.
Yes, I'm starting to realize this. I've been doing some reading on BEEP/APEX, which seems more appropriate than Jabber for this kind of thing.
> I find it interesting that you are distributing transactions. I had
> been thinking of transactions as local to a peer and not materializing
> on other peers until they were committed (so only a client could hold
> a URI for any object within the transaction).
That's just the way it works out for my application. I'm trying to do something very specific, not create a general framework.
Thanks for the comments. I feel confident I'm on the right path.
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