A problem for "Web as distributed programming paradigm"

Justin Chapweske justin@chapweske.com
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 01:34:33 -0500

Mark Baker wrote:

>>So the question becomes: What would it take to turn HTTP into Linda? 
>> The REST folks keep talking about how HTTP's powerful primitives are 
>>all you need to get the job done, but where is TAKE?
>TAKE = (WebDAV)LOCK + GET + DELETE, if you really need it.  Jeff had
>some other ideas about why it wasn't necessary too.  Regardless,
>the difference between TAKE and GET+DELETE isn't important to most
So do you think WebDAV offers stronger primitives than HTTP?  It seems 
that WebDAV is overly complex and the sweet spot is somewhere between 
HTTP and WebDAV.

Justin Chapweske, Lead Swarmcast Developer, OpenCola Inc.