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  The REST of the Web
Subject:   this is not REST
Date:   2005-04-28 16:44:58
From:   jrbriggs
Response to: this is not REST

Using XmlHttpRequest means using javascript (& if you're supporting a wide variety of browsers, also probably means browser detection, etc). I'm trying to support the lowest common denominator which means that due to various browser constraints I'm limiting what I can use -- in addition I to keep things as simple as possible


Developing web services is a different matter. I can afford to be stricter about how the protocols are handled and let the client (for example, an XmlHttpRequest from a browser) deal with the interaction as best it can. But in this case, my intent is a simplified web app, so it's "a best-attempt", rather than "the best attempt".


Hope that clarifies things somewhat.


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  1. this is not REST
    2005-04-29 05:56:13  nferrier [View]

    • this is not REST
      2005-04-29 20:32:32  jrbriggs [View]

      • this is not REST
        2005-04-30 14:27:51  nferrier [View]

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