REST Compared

I gave a presentation to the Web Services Architecture WG last week. It focuses on comparing REST with other “distributed object” styles, specifically tuple spaces, OO RPC, and email.

The pushback I got on it at the meeting was “But REST is for humans!” (wrong). The question I posed at the end never got answered, but is crying out for one I’d say;

What about a uniform interface makes it unsuitable for machine processing?

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