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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: JSR 311 - Java API for RESTful Web Services
Date Thu, 15 Feb 2007 13:49:24 GMT
Ok - I'll do that today with a clear message.

I assume you'd be happy if :

1) "rest" wasn't in the package name

2) It wasn't called something like "the REST API", but maybe "JAX-RS" or 
a Java API for accessing RESTful services?


Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> As Geir is aware, I asked the Spec Leads last December to not call
> this the REST API because it will lead to consumer confusion in
> regards to what REST means -- it is my name for the style and it
> could apply to any number of applications that use other APIs.
> Actually, I demanded it, the same way that Sun demanded we not use
> the name Java.
> I don't think that calling it the RESTful API is any better, and
> particularly not under the class javax.ws.rest.  I don't see why
> they can't call it JAX-RS and be done.
> For that reason, I am asking for an early NO vote from Apache
> ....Roy

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