[decentralization] Re: REST and POST

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 22:07:32 -0700


Mark Baker wrote:
> 
> > According to the REST advocates, no such application such exists.
> 
> Theoretically (no, I won't prove it, but I am looking at Linda related
> papers to see what they've done).  Practically, there's lots of apps
> that can't afford to use TCP, nevermind HTTP.

I cut a little too much context. We're talking about apps that are using
HTTP already. As in: "HTTP's application semantics are not appropriate
but we need to use HTTP anyhow for firewall purposes. So don't shove
HTTP semantics down our throats."

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