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
>apps.
>
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.

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