Get and Post: Once More Unto the Breach

Last Thursday, Jon Udell wrote about the HTTP commands Get and Post after Dare Obsanjo (the person who wrote RSS Bandit, my RSS feed reader) wrote about how a couple of the more interesting Web APIs (Bloglines, Flickr, and actually didn't use them properly in their REST implementations. What's interesting is that I can remember sitting in a room nearly seven years ago with Andrew Layman, Gopal Kakivaya, and Don Box (the primary authors of SOAP) arguing about whether and how SOAP 1.0 should use Get and Post. Seven years and people are still having to ask these questions. It kind of makes you wonder how long it takes developers to really understand a technology.