Comparing the "Economics" of REST and RPC

David Orchard
Thu, 16 Aug 2001 08:33:52 -0700

We're certainly moving towards XML for control representation in a big way. 
 I don't know of a significant or sincere alternative to SOAP et al.

Does your REST work cover why you hold this belief?

Dave Orchard

On Wednesday, August 15, 2001 10:28 PM, Roy T. Fielding 
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> XML is a fine format for resource representation.  I just think it sucks
> for control messages, where strong typing/DTD behavior is not desirable
> and a simple, easy-to-parse syntax is far more useful.
> ....Roy