[decentralization] Re: REST and POST

Tony Kimball alk@pobox.com
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:03:17 -0500


Quoth Mark Baker on Thursday, 23 August:
:
: Invoking GET means that you can
: *assume* that the state doesn't change because of your GET (even though
: the server can change the state, the client won't care).

Actually, if you want a method which is both de jure and de facto
idempotent, you should be using DELETE.  I regard this as a telling 
reductio.