Chris Ferris on MEST and uniform semantics

By | 2005/02/01

Chris writes;

IMO, the semantics of messages in pub/sub aren’t ProcessMessage, they are (or should be) more along the lines of SomethingInterestingHappened. Note the past tense. I think that is the key to achieving a loosely coupled enterprise.

Yes! If it’s your intent that all subscribed Web services implement a “SomethingInterestingHappened” operation so that documents can be submitted to each one then I’m totally in synch with that. I just wonder how it’s different to all of them implementing HTTP POST or SMTP DATA?

“SomethingInterestingHappened” is a uniform application semantic, though. It’s good to see Chris getting behind REST principles! 8-)

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