Mr. FoRK fork_list@hotmail.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2002 20:49:14 -0800

> Why?  You seem to take REST as normative, but I
> don't see why that is so.  I think a transport
> independent way of specifying methods allows
> more flexibilty.

I think a major point of REST and HTTP is that more flexibility via many
methods is something to be avoided.
The flexibility with the REST architecture comes from many many (did I
mention many?) resources.
If it is not defined and visible in the 'transport' then transport-only
aware agents can't help out (caching, security, routing, etc) through
examing the methods that are surfaced by the transport.