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From Aurélien Bénel <>
Subject Re: JSON-Patch
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:59:01 GMT
Hi Paul,

> I just posted an informational Internet-Draft regarding a JSON media
> type to support HTTP PATCH partial modifications

Thanks for sharing, this is really interesting.

However, as far as I understand REST (applied to HTTP), the major pros  
of "transferring states" instead of procedure calls is that :
- GET is safe,
- PUT and DELETE are idempotent.

Those 2 properties have really important impacts on scaling.

Of course you can PATCH but this is not RESTful... and then, you don't  
get benefits from Fielding's architecture...


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