Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Reinout van Rees achieves WS-Zen


    "You don't want to "call and API", you want to send over a document."

http://vanrees.org/weblog/1092002037.

Yes! Exactly. Precisely. No more, no less.

A simple, fantastically powerful idea.

The speech-act-theory-esque fixed verbs of HTTP tell you how to interact with resources of all forms. They *are* the API to the Web. The only one you need.

Why build another one on top? Because you precieve the need for the flexibility to define your own entry pointz?

Bzzzzzt!

Thank you for playing, but if that is how you are thinking, you have missed the point of document-centric integration.

Remember:

    "You don't want to "call and API", you want to send over a document."


Puzzled, intrigued, horrified? Have a read of Web Services and high school grammar classes.

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