[decentralization] Re: REST and POST

Lucas Gonze lucas@gonze.com
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 16:52:26 -0400


[Suggest we send all followups to FoRK and let [decent] go.  Crossposting
dilutes s/n.]

> > If it's not doable, and I need STDIN, I will just send idempotent calls via
> > POST.  Which is exactly what the overwhelming majority of developers do.
>
> So what was wrong with my suggestion for how to use both GET and POST
> to get you this kind of functionality?

Because the call is idempotent, and you want the world to know that, but you
still have to use POST (even though in the context of a POST/GET combo).

> Well said.  You should add that to the Wiki.

Thanks.  Will do. RESTopia here I come.