MIME-RPC (was Re: REST)

Jeff Bone jbone@jump.net
Wed, 16 Jan 2002 15:22:24 -0600


Paul Prescod wrote:

> This may help you to understand why Jeff
> Bone says that REST doesn't have to be standardized. Rather, to use REST
> with XML we will have to standardized hundreds of XML vocabularies. Go
> forth and standardize!

Yup!

> (actually some REST advocates have expressed a dislike of XML but I
> really don't know what else you could use to do the vocabulary
> standardization part of REST...)

I actually like XML a lot (within reason) and believe that the bulk of all
RESTful applications will be those in which the representational state
that's transferred is usually an XML representation.  Like everything else,
though:  too much of anything, even a good thing, is still too much.

jb