Monthly Archives: November 2002

Addressing and Methods; Two Peas in a Pod

Jon follows up his Groove/REST blog by quoting Paul and I and concluding that we are actually saying the same thing. This is a really important point, so let me emphasize it here. As I wrote privately to Jon; If you choose your verbs such that each can be used on every identifiable thing, then… Read More »

Groove gets a REST based Web services interface?

Jon Udell writes that Groove has a REST interface, which peaked my interest. We’re discussing it over on rest-discuss. I’m very encouraged to hear about REST being considered a cool and useful thing, and thank Jon for pushing that position. But (you knew this was coming, didn’t you? 8-) it doesn’t sound like Groove has… Read More »


I just realized that the best way to grab the WSDL of a service is probably via HTTP OPTIONS rather than HTTP GET. OPTIONS was designed to return information which describes the interface to a service. From RFC 2616; The OPTIONS method represents a request for information about the communication options available on the request/response… Read More »