UWS as a REST protocol
mjg at cacr.caltech.edu
Mon Feb 26 09:42:13 PST 2007
Markus Dolensky wrote:
> Dear Guy,
> It's great that you are implementing a REST prototype that one can
> (hopefully) look at.
>> My personal preference is to work, from here on, just on the RESTful
>> form of
>> UWS and to abandon the SOAP version. Since, AFAIK, I'm the only one
>> who has
>> writen any SOAP UWS code I think this should be OK. Please let me
>> know your
> Going one step further, do you recon not to use SOAP at all when
> writing new services? (because it'll be harder to make them behave
> UWS'ish later on)
If we are going down this path then I want to strongly reiterate (to
this group and other IVOA groups) that we do it properly, i.e. pure REST
interfaces and not the half-baked "well, it uses HTTP GET and verbs"
that a lot of people mean by REST.
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